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HHS Expands Coverage for Telehealth in Response to COVID-19

On March 17, 2020, in response to the national COVID-19 public health emergency, divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) outlined a series of policy changes regarding telehealth services. In an effort meant to expand the capacity of the healthcare system and protect seniors who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, the … Continue Reading

New Regulatory Directives: HHS Waives Certain Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP Requirements for Providers

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic a state of emergency, invoking section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (Stafford Act). On January 31, 2020, Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) Alex M. Azar II declared COVID-19 a public … Continue Reading

For Employers: Coronavirus and US Safety and Health Law

The coronavirus, and the illness caused by the coronavirus, COVID-19, are dominating headlines, stock markets and daily conversation.  They are also raising many questions—and employers in the U.S. are facing one such critical question:  How do we help ensure the health and safety of our employees?  Squire Patton Boggs helps provide some answers here.… Continue Reading

COVID-19 and US Health Insurance – New Regulatory Directives

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a rapidly spreading global health problem. Over the past week, state and federal regulators have issued guidance and imposed requirements on health insurance companies and managed care plans (health insurers) to broaden and tailor coverage to COVID-19. This alert serves as a guide to assist our clients with understanding the … Continue Reading

COVID-19 and EU State Aid Rules-The EU considers exceptional measures to give aid to companies in crisis.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is hurting the world’s economy, through severe disruption of financial markets, supply chains and work forces. In the EU, member states to varying degrees are contemplating measures to support companies hardest hit by the impact of the virus on the economy, including government loans, tax credits or deferral of tax payments. … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Resource Center

In December 2019, a new strain of coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization (‘WHO’) has named this strain COVID-19. WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on 3 March 2020 that while the world economy is … Continue Reading

Advisory Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Legal Issues in the US

While the coronavirus remains a developing situation, it has begun affecting the United States in major ways. With cases now reported throughout the U.S., every organization should have a plan of action in place concerning the coronavirus. While every business faces unique considerations, the following guidance should be considered as organizations are working to address … Continue Reading

Saved by the Gel?

UPDATE: Saved by the Gel…again? Since our original post, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued a statement March 5 that it will be monitoring reports of changes to sales and pricing practices for coronavirus-related products. The CMA will consider direct enforcement action in appropriate cases if it has evidence that businesses have broken … Continue Reading
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