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New Guidance Regarding SBA PPP Loans

The US Department of Treasury has released new guidance regarding SBA loans to be made under the Payroll Protection Program. Some critical points clarified by the Treasury guidance include: PPP loan applications will be submitted directly to SBA-certified lenders, who can begin accepting applications as of April 3, 2020 (April 10th for independent ...
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MAR
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COVID-19 Employment Law Q&As

​ Q.   As a New York State employer, what paid sick leave or family leave laws are currently applicable to my business? ​A.  New York State employers are currently/will shortly be subject to: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (federal law passed in response to COVID-19 crisis) New York State Paid Family Leave law (passed in...
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MAR
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GOV. CUOMO, DOH COMMISSIONER ORDER FACILITIES TO INCREASE BED AVAILABILITY FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and NYS Department of Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker have ordered all medical facilities located in New York State— i.e. hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery practices, and diagnostic & treatment centers—to take certain measures aimed at increasing bed capacity for COVID-19 patients. An offi...
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MAR
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CONGRESS AND HHS ANNOUNCE SIGNIFICANT EXPANSIONS TO MEDICARE TELEHEALTH COVERAGE IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which the President signed into law. In an effort to encourage social distancing and increase access to care, the law significantly expands Medicare coverage for telehealth services. Specifically, Medicare will now cover nearly all telehealth service...
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MAR
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CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY MEASURES: WAIVER OF STATE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, OTHER POLICIES GOING INTO EFFECT

  Federal and state governments are racing to implement emergency measures designed at containing and treating COVID-19. One such measure is the waiver of in-state licensure requirements for providers licensed in another state or jurisdiction. Presently, New York and New Jersey have not implemented such a measure, but approximately ten other s...
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MAR
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Telemedicine and COVID-19: Medicare to Reimburse Practitioners Treating Patients at Home

To encourage patients to seek medical attention from their homes rather than visiting a hospital or doctor's office ,  the Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) will start reimburs ing  physicians and non-physician practitioners for "virtual check-ins" -- brief, virtual services with your established provider where the communi...
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MAR
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Laboratory Testing and Billing for COVID-19

Lab s performing diagnostic tests for the 2019-Novel Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) have new HCPCS and CPT c odes for  bill ing and track ing new cases of the virus . T he Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has  updated the ir  standardized coding system , which Medicare and other health insurers use to submit claims for servi...
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