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Legal Update: Monitor recall guidance

August 18, 2021Kelly T. Custer

Q. What should I do in the wake of the Philips recall?  A. On June 14, 2021, Phillips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for certain devices used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) devices and mechanical ventilators. This has resulted in patients being required to wait a number of months, if not longer, for their Respironics devices to either be replaced or repaired. Because of this...

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Legal Update: Document everything

July 7, 2021Kelly T. Custer

Q. What do I need to know about the updated requirements for Provider Relief Funds?  A.Suppliers across the country were pleasantly surprised with the release of updated reporting requirements and deadlines in connection with funds received from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF).  With the prior July 1 deadlines looming, suppliers had been increasingly concerned with the reporting burdens and the amount of time available to gather final data and complete the submissions and...

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Legal Update: Know your waivers

June 8, 2021Kelly T. Custer

Q. What waivers related to the public health emergency do I need to keep track of?  A. On April 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the public health emergency (PHE) for another 90 days, meaning the PHE will last until at least July 19, 2021. This PHE is expected to continue through at least the end of 2021. This is important news to HME providers since numerous waivers and flexibilities will continue to remain in place at a federal level during the duration...

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Legal Update: Remain diligent in tracking relief funds

May 12, 2021Kelly T. Custer

Q. Where are we with the Provider Relief Fund and what should I be doing?  A. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 contains key provisions that appear to be at least partially responsible for the continued delay in a comprehensive Provider Relief Fund reporting program. While the Department of Health and Human Services issued updated reporting requirements, the reporting portal remains open only for registration purposes....

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