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COVID-19 and the Impact on Provider Accreditation Status

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is having enormous impacts on healthcare providers as they and their employees staff the front lines during this crisis.  From dealing with unbelievable shortages in staffing, to making protective equipment from recycled fabric, the last thing on many of these entities’ minds is compliance with their accreditation standards.  Fortunately for healthcare entities, many accrediting bodies and government agencies have recognized this crisis, and have made...

What Are the PBMs Doing Amid COVID-19 Crisis: Waivers from Strict Requirements May Exist for Independent Pharmacies

During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 crisis, companies across every industry are taking immediate actions to help stem the spread of the virus and to ensure access to essential services.  These immediate efforts are only that much more important in the healthcare context, in order to ensure uninterrupted access to medications and patient care, as well as to support the need for business continuity for healthcare providers during this...

Provider Alert: Beware of Predatory Loan Sharks During COVID-19 Outbreak

As the Coronavirus outbreak (“COVID19”) spreads, the current administration, in addition to state and local governments, have discouraged or even legally restricted non-emergent or elective healthcare visits, medical procedures, or surgeries. Many healthcare providers, especially those working in non-acute or non-emergent settings, have seen downturns in their businesses. Consequently, many healthcare providers may be looking for additional funding, due to the economic impact of the COVID19, and some may turn...