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Practice Preservation & Remote Patient Monitoring; Upcoming Webinars

April 15, 2020

By John Early, MD Medical Director, MedHab, LLC It wasn’t very long ago when the typical orthopedic practice was full of activity. Patients were calling and appearing in person to be examined for a myriad of conditions. Surgeries were being performed. Therapy was being prescribed and patients were being helped to recover function. Little thought…

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Updated Chronic Pain and Telemedicine Regulations – Texas Medical Board

April 14, 2020

Note: This has been provided for informational purposes only and does not serve as legal advice. Consult your attorney. This has been created by Weaver Johnston & Nelson. Governor Abbott Extends TMB Waiver for Chronic Pain Patients; TMB Telemedicine FAQ Updated April 14, 2020 Extension of TMB Waiver for Telephonic Prescriptions for Chronic Pain Patients To…

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PAs & APRNs – State of Texas Regulations

April 9, 2020

Note: The following has been provided for informational purposes only and does not serve as legal advice. Consult your attorney. From Weaver, Johnston & Nelson: April 8, 2020 On April 5, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott temporarily waived certain regulations to allow more flexibility between physicians and the physician assistants (“PAs”) and advanced practice registered…

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TOA Highlights Measures for Business Partners to Help Medical Practices

April 8, 2020

For more information: Contact: Bobby Hillert | 214.728.7672 m | Bobby@toa.org TOA Highlights Measures for Business Partners to Help Medical Practices April 8, 2020 – According to Modern Healthcare: “The healthcare industry’s 42,500 jobs lost in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic were almost entirely on the outpatient side. Hospitals added 200 jobs.” All types of…

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“Stark Law Blanket Waivers Issued In Response to COVID-19”

April 3, 2020

Note: This has been printed for informational purposes only. TOA does not offer legal advice. Please consult your attorney. April 8, 2020, update from Weaver, Johnston & Nelson: Following the drafting of our recent Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) COVID-19 guidance email, which can be found here, the OIG issued a Policy Statement in response to COVID-19 and…

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AudxMD’s Summary of COVID-19 Supplemental Packages

April 2, 2020

Phase One: [enacted March 6th, 2020] – The package appropriates $8.3 billion in emergency funding to give the federal government the initial tools to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The law provides fiscal year 2020 supplemental funding for the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health,…

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CMS: Hospitals & ASCs

March 30, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced temporary regulatory waivers and new rules for hospitals and ASCs to respond to COVID-19. Physician-Owned Hospitals “Physician-owned hospitals can temporarily increase the number of their licensed beds, operating rooms, and procedure rooms. For example, a physician-owned hospital may temporarily convert observation beds to inpatient beds to…

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Elective Surgeries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 28, 2020

Note: Weaver Johnston Nelson sent this e-mail on March 22, 2020. TOA has published it for informational purposes only; it does not constitute legal advice. Elective Procedures and Surgeries March 25, 2020 On March 22, 2020, Governor Abbott signed Executive Order GA-09, which directs facilities and licensed healthcare professionals to postpone through April 21, 2020…

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Summary of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

What Health Organizations Need to Know About the CARES Act’s Tax and Loan Provisions By Mel Gunawardena, Managing Partner, SYNERGEN Health As the pandemic continues to develop and negatively impact the U.S. and global economy, health practices in Texas and across the nation are being forced to plan for financial challenges. As different state, county…

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