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HHS Releases CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

By Lori Laubach, Partner, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
By Aparna Venkateswaran, CPA, Senior Manager, Moss Adams
By Georgia Green, Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams

On September 19, 2020, the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released the General and Targeted Distribution Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements for the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In addition to detailing the reporting requirements (here’s a quick summary), HHS emphasized the importance of maintaining documentation as PRF funds may be subject to an audit.  Read article
Feeble Man in Hospital Bed

Five Ways to Know If the CMS CHART Model Community Transformation Track Is Right for You

By Shanah Tirado, MBA, MPA, Manager, COPE Health Solutions
By Allen Miller, Principal, COPE Health Solutions

In early August 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. This model aligns well with the overall momentum toward value-based payment from CMS, states, employers and health plans that has grown incrementally for several years. This particular program is targeted at reducing disparities and driving payment and delivery transformation in rural communities. The model contains two tracks – the ACO Transformation Track and the Community Transformation Track. While the ACO Transformation Track overlays advanced shared savings payments to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (see comparison table), the Community Transformation Track offers a completely new funding opportunity for community-wide transformation across multiple lines of business.  Read article
Hospital Nurse Preparing an Injection

New Laws for Classification of Independent Contractors

By Alex Polishuk, Counsel, Polsinelli
By Armida Derzakarian, Employment Litigation Associate, Polsinelli

As the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic, employers must remain aware of new federal and California laws relating to the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors. On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor revised its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act in an effort to promote certainty and reduce litigation. The proposed rule came within weeks of California’s adoption of a bill aimed to clarify independent contractor classification.  Read article
Homeless Black Man in City

Racism and Health Equity in the Time of COVID-19

By John Baackes
CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan

Watching George Floyd die with a police officer’s knee on his neck shocked the nation and, understandably, set off weeks of protest. For Black Americans, that May incident was all too familiar. They took to the streets, joined by supporters from all communities, shouting ENOUGH and Black Lives Matter. The President of the American Psychological Association said,, “We are living in a racism pandemic,” and it is taking a toll on the health of Black Americans. The “racism pandemic” has collided with the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has put a spotlight on the truth that many are only now realizing – racism is a public health crisis.   Read article
Physician Giving Advice to Patient

Why Physician Groups Need Directors & Officers Insurance

By Steve Brown
Vice President, Account Executive, Parker Smith & Feek

You have a professional insurance provider that placed all the crucial insurance coverages a healthcare facility or physician group requires. The group purchases workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees, general liability for third-party lawsuits, auto liability for driving exposures, medical professional liability to protect the providers, employment practices liability to defend allegations of employment-related events, and most recently, a cyber liability policy. The organization is completely covered now, right?  Read article

Most Downloaded Articles

The following articles were downloaded most often from January 2019 through August 2020.
  1. An Overview of the Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance 2nd Edition By Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN (downloaded 11,100+ times)
  2. 5 Ways to Shift from Fighting Fires to Emerging from COVID-19 Successfully By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Craig Vercruysse, Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,800+ times)
  3. How to Combat Coronavirus Operations Complications By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,500+ times)
  4. 4 Ways Lean Health Care Helps Hospitals Confront Sepsis and Other Safety Concerns By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,400+ times)
  5. How Optional is Optional? The Interim Payment Assessment under the Patient Driven Payment Model By Ellie Tucker, Attorney, Polsinelli and Bragg Hemme, Attorney, Polsinelli (downloaded 1,900+ times)
  6. COVID-19: How Hospitals and Health Systems Can Brace For a Pandemic By Allen Miller, COPE Health Solutions, Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, COPE Health Solutions, Margaret Peterson, PhD, Executive Consultant, COPE Health Solutions (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  7. Overcoming Burnout: Recharging, Reenergizing and Restoring Your Power By Danna Beal, M.Ed. (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  8. COVID-19 Grants and Funding Updates for the Health Care Sector By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Georgia Green, Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  9. Helping Patients Overcome Fear to get Vital Care back on Track: Six Things to Do By Tom Dougherty, FACHE, Principal, COPE Health Solutions and By Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, Vice President, COPE Health Solutions (downloaded 1,700+ times)
  10. Thinking Outside the Excel Spreadsheet: Healing the Workplace Culture By Danna Beal, M.Ed. (downloaded 1,600+ times)