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COVID-19 Resource Center: Health Care

Will you be ready when the COVID-19 vaccines arrive?

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Ohio Medicaid telehealth changes made permanent

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Governor signs qualified immunity bill for COVID-19 related lawsuits

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COVID-19 Update: CMS announces resumption of survey activities

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Medicare to begin requiring orders for repeat COVID-19 and related tests

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CMS issues new COVID-19 guidance, including nursing home staff testing requirements

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COVID-19 Update: OCR updates guidance on contacting former COVID-19 patients about blood and plasma donation to add health plans

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CMS to require a positive COVID-19 viral test result for additional 20 percent Medicare payment

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COVID-19 management counseling

Helped clients understand their legal obligations under new labor and employment laws passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drafted work-from-home, leave, and reopening policies; advised on mass layoff obligations, terminations, furloughs, unemployment issues, and alternative work arrangements; and recommended best practices for essential workers, safe reopening, employee testing and health assessments, employee travel, and face covering requirements.

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CMS 1135 waiver requests related to COVID-19

Drafted Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 1135 waiver request for modifications to federal rules in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency for Ohio hospitals. Also assisted several health systems in specific requests tailored to their operations.

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Health system COVID-19 response

Provided 24/7 support to a health system responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Advised the system on federal and state regulations, including waivers issued as a result of the public health emergency declaration. Also advised on staffing, compensation, quality and patient care issues, as well as expanding telehealth abilities and related reimbursement issues.

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Central Ohio COVID-19 surge facility

Managed, coordinated and prepared legal arrangements necessary to establish a hospital facility for use by several of central Ohio’s primary hospital systems. Facilitated negotiations among three health systems, the surge facility’s primary owner and its food service contractor.

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