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The Kentucky “Healthy At Work” Phased Reopening

Update: May 29, 2020 by Kathie McDonald-McClure, Partner As we previously reported, on May 11, 2020, Governor Andy Beshear began reopening sectors of Kentucky’s economy, in addition to the healthcare sector, that were closed due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The reopening, called Healthy at Work, is a phased approach … Read more The Kentucky “Healthy At Work” Phased Reopening

What If My Employees Don’t Want To Return To Work?

Michelle D. Wyrick and Joseph Profancik, a 2020 Summer Associate As the country sets its sights on reopening the economy, many Americans are understandably hesitant to return to work. Although most states claim that COVID-19 has seen its peak, the number of daily infections reminds us that the virus is still looming all across the … Read more What If My Employees Don’t Want To Return To Work?

CMS Updates Fee-For-Service FAQs on COVID-19

On May 28, 2020, CMS announced that it had updated its answers to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Fee-For-Service (FFS) for COVID-19-related waivers for providers, including physicians, hospitals, and rural health clinics. The FFS FAQs were updated on May 27, 2020 in the areas of outpatient therapy, telehealth coding, and Federally Qualified Health Centers … Read more CMS Updates Fee-For-Service FAQs on COVID-19

Self-Certification Social Distancing for Parents or Guardians of Children in Child Care Centers

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services published a Self-Certification form requiring parents or guardians of children attending child care centers to certify their compliance with certain social distancing and prevention requirements. Child care centers are to retain a copy of the completed self-certification in each child’s record. Other requirements for the phased reopening … Read more Self-Certification Social Distancing for Parents or Guardians of Children in Child Care Centers

Guidance for LTC Employees Returning to Work

On May 21, 2020, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services (CHFS) Long Term Care Advisory Committee issued guidance to long-term care providers concerning COVID-19 precautions for employees returning to work at those facilities now that travel restrictions have expired.

HHS Announces Extension for Accepting Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund

On May 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the compliance deadline by 45 days for providers who are receiving payments from the Provider Relief Fund to accept the Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund payments. This extension means providers now have 90 days from the date they received … Read more HHS Announces Extension for Accepting Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund

HHS Office of Inspector General Is Monitoring Funds Disbursements and Billing and Claims Data

On May 26, 2020, Christi Grimm, the Principal Deputy Inspector General of the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) briefed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform on the OIG’s oversight efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this briefing she reported that the OIG will audit the disbursement of funds … Read more HHS Office of Inspector General Is Monitoring Funds Disbursements and Billing and Claims Data

“Back on Track” – A Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana

Updated May 28, 2020 by Kathie McDonald McClure, Partner, and Joseph Profancik, Summer Associate On May 1, 2020, Governor Eric Holcomb announced his plan to get Indiana Back on Track. After nearly eight weeks of shutdowns and isolation, Indiana has decided to move forward with a measured and data driven approach to reopen the economy. … Read more “Back on Track” – A Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana

PPP Forgiveness Interim Final Rules Issued

By Christopher Hanewald The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrated the holiday weekend early by releasing new Interim Final Rules (Rules) concerning the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) forgiveness calculation. In general, the Rules build upon the application for forgiveness which was released on May 15, but do not address the … Read more PPP Forgiveness Interim Final Rules Issued

SBA Issues Forgiveness Guidance for Lenders & PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

By Caryn F. Price Interim Final Rules issued by the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department late Friday night provide additional guidance to lenders on forgiveness of loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program.  Under the rules: Lender’s Duties With Respect to Forgiveness Applications.  For all loan forgiveness applications, the lender will be required to … Read more SBA Issues Forgiveness Guidance for Lenders & PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

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