In just the past week, the federal government has issued a flurry of legislative and regulatory aid packages, programs and rule changes for hospitals and health systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures are designed to give emergency financial support and to cut through regulatory roadblocks to delivering care during the crisis. The federal government’s work is not done; as the size and scope of the crisis expands, we expect further legislative and regulatory actions focused on assisting healthcare entities during this national emergency.

See our client alert here for a summary of these measures.  This alert serves as a guide to assist with the details of the various changes announced and to better understand the implications.