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The Davis Brown Health Law Blog is dedicated to the legal and business issues facing health care providers. Topics include regulatory developments, employment law updates, and compliance trends of importance to a wide variety of providers, including hospitals, physician practices, surgery centers, long-term care facilities and rural providers.

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No Surprises Act Limits Out-of-Network Charges - February 15, 2021

Congress passed the No Surprises Act prohibiting out-of-network providers from balance billing patients in certain situations. Read More »

Updated Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance Now Available - January 25, 2021

Healthcare providers who received provider relief funds now have instructions on how to report lost revenues, but the government is not yet accepting reports. Read More »

Changes to Flexible Spending Accounts in New Law - December 28, 2020

The legislation signed into law by President Trump on December 27 makes temporary changes to rules governing health and dependent care flexible spending accounts. Read More »

Congress Passes Legislation Fixing “Lost Revenues” Calculation Under Provider Relief Fund - December 22, 2020

New legislation fixes the “lost revenues” calculation for health care providers who received Provider Relief Funds. Read More »

Information Blocking: Compliance Regulations Pushed Back to Spring 2021 - November 25, 2020

The information blocking rules in The Cures Act were scheduled for an initial implementation this fall but are now pushed back to April 2021. A review of what the rules are intended to do and what healthcare facilities need to consider. Read More »

Final Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations Released Friday - November 24, 2020

On November 20, CMS released long-awaited final rules revising regulations implementing Stark and the OIG published final regulations modifying the safe harbors available to providers under the Anti-Kick Statute. Read More »

New Restrictions on Non-Essential Inpatient Surgeries and Procedures - November 17, 2020

Governor Reynolds newest proclamation placed additional restrictions on non-essential inpatient surgeries and procedures effective November 17, 2020. Read More »

Health Law Quick Take: Pay During Administrative Leave - September 30, 2020

Q: I placed an employee on administrative leave because there was a claim that she engaged in dependent adult abuse. We always place employees who have a claim of this type on leave pending a final determination by DIA/DHS. Am I required to pay her during the administrative leave? Read More »

FFCRA Exempt Healthcare Providers - September 16, 2020

The DOL clarifies which healthcare providers are exempt from the FFCRA paid sick and family and medical leave policies. Read More »

Health Law Quick Take: EMS Protocol - August 26, 2020

Q: Our ambulance was called to a scene where it was clear that the person had died a natural death. Then they were almost immediately called to another scene with multiple victims. It wasn't clear to our ambulance personnel if they could leave the deceased with next of kin so they could proceed to the next scene. What was the right thing to do? Read More »

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