COVID-19
RESOURCE CENTER

Updated November 11, 2020

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Hooper, Lundy & Bookman has created a COVID-19 Resource Center and assembled a task force of attorneys and government relations professionals to monitor the latest developments affecting health care providers in the face of the pandemic.  The Resource Center includes federal and select state resources on COVID-19, as well as guidance from select national trade associations, and will be updated over the course of this crisis.  Task force members are available to advise clients regarding the impact of COVID-19, and associated law and policy, on their operations and reimbursement, business considerations, and litigation strategies.

Introduction Letter from Nina Marsden,
Chair, COVID-19 Task Force

HLB COVID-19 Insights

Webinars

HLB Toolkit

HLB Insights: Financial Relief Guide (UPDATED April 27, 2020)
HLB has assembled a Financial Relief Guide to help health care providers identify and access financial resources available to them during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

HLB Health Law Advisories

Services

Financial Relief for Providers

  • CARES Act stimulus funds
  • Medicare add-on payments and sequester relief
  • Accelerated/Advanced Payments
  • Business interruption insurance claims
  • Debtor-creditor matters and workouts
  • Contractual issues (e.g., force majeure, rent abatement)
  • Small Business Administration loans, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Health Care Operations

  • Hospital and skilled nursing facility operations, licensing, and staffing
  • Engagement with state and county agencies re COVID-19 related challenges
  • Establishment and operation of surge tents
  • Establishment and operation of drive-through testing locations
  • Establishment and operation of COVID-19 units, wings, and facilities
  • Establishment and operation of alternative care sites
  • Rationing of testing, care, and equipment
  • Discharges and surge capacity
  • Hospital and post-acute provider relationships
  • Decisionmaking re “Elective” procedures
  • Behavioral health care considerations
  • Individual professional licensing issues
  • Compliance with pharmacy law

Stark Law Compliance

  • Waiver issues
  • Structuring/re-structuring business arrangements

Telehealth

  • Expansion of practice of telehealth
  • Expansion of telehealth coverage
  • Telehealth billing and reimbursement
  • Privacy and security questions

EMTALA

  • Waiver issues
  • Medical screening examinations and temporary sites
  • Patient redirection

Coverage and Uncompensated Care Issues

  • COVID-19 testing cost-sharing waivers
  • Hospital presumptive eligibility and Medicaid
  • COBRA continuation coverage
  • Exchange enrollment assistance
  • Out-of-network disputes

Understanding Federal and State Guidance

  • Timelines of other CMS rulemaking, deadlines, implementation and reporting
  • Continuation of existing models and quality programs during the pandemic
  • Identifying areas requiring further clarification from CMS

Medical Staff

  • Credentialing/privileging advice
  • Use of temporary/emergency/disaster privileging mechanisms
  • Confidentiality and peer review privilege advice
  • Ethical and legal considerations relating to allocation of critical care resources
  • Methods to respond to practitioners who are infected, potentially infected and recovered
  • Responding to heightened stress levels and practitioner well-being
  • Advice regarding whistleblower protections

Resources

Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Other States

National Trade Associations

Medical Staff, Accreditation, and Workforce

HLB COVID-19 Team

Nina Marsden

Chair, COVID-19 Task Force
Los Angeles

Katrina Pagonis

Chair, Regulatory Department
San Francisco

Jodi Berlin

Partner
Los Angeles

Lloyd Bookman

Partner
Los Angeles

Emily Brinkman

Senior Counsel
San Francisco

Ross Campbell

Partner
San Franisco

Kelly Carroll

Associate
Washington, DC

Matthew Clark

Partner
San Francisco

Annalee Clubb

Associate
Los Angeles

Martin Corry

Chair, Government Relations
Washington, DC

Kelly Delmore

Principal, Government Relations
Washington, DC

Katherine Dru

Partner
Los Angeles Denver

Andrea Frey

Associate
San Francisco

Paul Garcia

Associate
Los Angeles

Bridget Gordon

Senior Counsel
Los Angeles

Stephanie Gross

Associate
San Francisco

Jennifer Hansen

Partner
San Diego

David Hatch

Partner
Los Angeles

David Henninger

Partner
Los Angeles

Amy Joseph

Co-Chair, Business Department
Boston

Mark Johnson

Partner
San Diego

Jordan Kearney

Senior Counsel
San Francisco

Scott Kiepen

Co-Chair, Litigation Department
San Francisco

Sandi Krul

Partner
Los Angeles

Matthew Lahana

Associate
San Diego

Jeffrey Lin

Associate
San Francisco

Robert Lundy

Founding Partner
Los Angeles

Alicia Macklin

Senior Counsel
Los Angeles

Monica Massaro

Director, Government Relations
Washington, DC

Robert Miller

Senior Counsel
Los Angeles

Charles Oppenheim

Co-Chair, Business Department
Los Angeles

Arthur Peabody

Of Counsel
Washington, DC

Mark Reagan

Managing Partner
San Francisco Boston

Robert Roth

Partner
Washington, DC

Karl Schmitz

Partner
Los Angeles

David Schumacher

Partner
Boston

Devin Senelick

Partner
Los Angeles

Jeremy Sherer

Associate
Boston

Paul Smith

Partner
San Francisco

Stanton Stock

Partner
San Diego

Andrew Struve

Partner
San Diego

Gary Torrell

Partner
Los Angeles

David Vernon

Partner
Washington, DC

Ruby Wood

Partner
San Francisco