COVID-19 Liabilities and Government Enforcement (July 13, 2021, 2:00-3:30 PM ET) - Register
2020’s COVID-19 pandemic has provided opportunities for health care providers to recoup some of the damage the pandemic caused, primarily through CARES Act funding and other government waivers and programs. The funding, adverse outcomes, and related regulatory issues associated with the pandemic proved to be a host for new liabilities, fraud theories, new announcements from the DOJ and some new enforcement priorities, including an HHS Working Group designed to assist with priorities such as COVID-19 funding.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Employment Law Considerations for Health Care Employers (March 24, 2021) - Purchase Recording
This webinar addressed the numerous employment law considerations implicated by employee vaccination programs with a focus on health care employers, including discrimination and EEO, wage and hour, privacy, workplace safety, and more.

COVID-19 One Year Later: Progress Made, Progress Remaining (March 10, 2021) - Purchase Recording
It’s been a year of health plans’ continued response to COVID-19 and its effects on their members, their communities, and the nation. In addition, we anticipate significant shifts in the country’s legislative and regulatory agenda with the transfer of power to the Biden Administration and the Democratic 117th Congress. The panelists in this webinar explored a range of issues facing health plans as they continue to support the immediate and ongoing COVID-19 response and well beyond as we return to normalcy.

In the Wake of COVID-19: An Update on Employment Law Issues as the Pandemic Progresses (March 9, 2021) - Purchase Recording
Although many employers in the health care industry have continued to operate throughout the pandemic, many have done so with a reduced workforce or scaled-down operations. Now that more and more employers are back to the workplace, employers face a variety of issues, including: the current federal, state, and local guidelines or mandates health care employers must follow with respect to COVID-19; the employment litigation trends with respect to COVID-related claims; how employers should handle new requests for COVID-related accommodations or leave; and the future of remote work in the health care industry.

Diversity in the Health Care Workforce and Taking Stock of the Legal Risks After COVID-19 (February 9, 2021) - Purchase Recording
The discussion focused on the knowledge gained and the changes made in the months since the pandemic started, and how recent developments, such as new Department of Labor regulations issued September 11, affected who qualifies for emergency paid sick leave and other benefits covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other existing laws.

Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Populations (January 27, 2021) - Purchase Recording
This on-demand webinar discussed some of the potential reasons for the disproportionate impact—access to testing, treatment, and information; longstanding mistrust of health care institutions; lack of health care fluency or advocacy; and adoption (or lack thereof) of telemedicine modalities—and potential ramifications for failing to address these differences if and when a vaccine is made available, or when the next pandemic emerges and we realize that we did not learn from these very difficult lessons.

The Latest in Financial Stabilization and Recovery Options for Hospitals and Health Care Businesses Post-COVID (January 26, 2021) - Purchase Recording
Even after the public health emergency ends, 2021 may be a challenging year for hospitals and other health care providers as they recover from the unprecedented needs and disruptions of 2020. One estimate is that most hospitals would have to run at 110% capacity for six straight months to make back what was lost—a near impossibility. Based on a series of case studies, this on-demand webinar discussed the go-forward options and related legal pitfalls for hospitals and other providers that are struggling, but still needed to provide and/or expand care in the community.

Changing Guidance on the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (January 21, 2021) - Purchase Recording
The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) has been a lifeline for many hospitals and other health care providers, but compliance with the PRF’s Terms and Conditions and statutory requirements can be a challenge, in part because guidance from HHS continues to evolve rapidly. Our panel consisted of professionals who have been advising hospitals on how to manage the compliance and accounting risks posed by these changing guidelines. We discussed the most recent PRF compliance guidance from HHS, identifying the questions answered, the questions left open, and the new questions created for hospitals concerning acceptable use and reporting of PRF distributions.

What Hospitals Need to Know About Disparities in Women’s and Maternal Health Care After COVID (January 12, 2021) - Purchase Recording
As health care transitions to value-driven models and the global pandemic highlights the importance of a strong public health system that addresses the needs of vulnerable populations, issues in women’s health, including pregnancy and care for babies and children, are pressing concerns for hospitals, health systems, physicians, and those they serve. This session provided an overview of recent legislative and regulatory actions and proposals, how they may develop, and what they may mean for providers and patients in this time of pandemic.

Health Care M&A: Before, During, and After COVID-19 (December 10, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This panel discussion evaluated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions in health care, with particular attention to distressed transactions and valuation issues.

COVID-19 Impact on Fair Market Value in Real Estate Transactions (December 1, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This session was designed to examine the manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the fair market value of real estate transactions. The session included a discussion of: Stark law waivers—any ability to reduce or waive rent; fair market value for additional cleaning, PPE or technology and equipment due to the pandemic; requests for changes to floor plans in order to maintain social distancing requirements or changes to space and effect on FMV; and more.

Great Minds Think Alike—FMV Challenges in Light of COVID (November 18, 2020) - Purchase Recording
The purpose of this on-demand webinar was to provide information on the pandemic’s impact on market benchmarking and physician compensation fair market value (FMV) assessment in 2021 and beyond. Industry experts covered such topics as: the federal regulatory response to the pandemic; industry provider compensation response to the pandemic; anticipated pandemic impacts on 2021 market benchmark survey data; and more.

Virtual Medical Staff Hearings in the Time of COVID (November 4, 2020) - Purchase Recording
In the time of COVID, hospitals and physicians are participating in virtual, remote medical staff peer review hearings. This on-demand webinar addressed the logistical, strategic, and technical aspects of holding such hearings virtually.

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Fraud and Abuse Compliance Strategies Six Months In (October 27, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This on-demand webinar discussed our move toward the "new normal" and steps that health care leaders can take to avoid future fraud and abuse and compliance headaches. Panelists discussed compliance strategies, the current state of the fraud and abuse laws, the mechanics and potential sunset of key actions (including the Stark blanket waivers), evolving telehealth requirements, CARES Act relief funding, COVID-19 related billing issues, and other hot button topics.

COVID-19: Physician Practice Acquisitions and Divestitures (October 22, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This on-demand webinar discussed physician practice acquisitions and divestitures during the COVID-19 pandemic, including current and anticipated trends and legal and practical considerations for mitigating legal and business risk.