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Covid-19 Documentation Toolkit
Covid-19 Documentation Toolkit

Life during a pandemic is something few of us will soon forget. But five years from now, how well will you remember the specifics of day-to-day details if you are called on to testify during a lawsuit?

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Re-opening Practices during the COVID Pandemic
Re-opening Practices during the COVID Pandemic

"We do everything a little different now," Jennifer Perry, Norwood Clinic administrator, says. When Alabama shut down in March to slow the spread of COVID-19, the multi-specialty, 20-physician practice had to stop elective surgeries, ophthalmology visits, and even mammograms. Once the state reopened in May, they had to adapt to new restrictions.

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Economic Effect of COVID-19 Shutdowns and Paycheck Protection Program Relief

Five months after the initial COVID-19 shutdown, it is apparent that most industries have been affected by shutdowns, restrictions and quickly changing guidelines and best practices.

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Teaching Resiliency in Tough Times
Teaching Resiliency in Tough Times

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, creating a sense of normalcy where kids can feel safe and continue to develop the social skills they will need to navigate a complex world isn't easy.

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Protection for Physicians Against Liability for COVID-19 Transmission

A number of statutes provide physicians with protection from liability when responding directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Updating IT Policies for Work-from-Home Users
Updating IT Policies for Work-from-Home Users

About half of American workers have been forced to work from home by Covid-19, and it appears the shift may become the new norm. In April, nearly one in five CFOs surveyed by the Brookings Institution planned to keep at least 20 percent of their workforce working remotely.

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AMA Issues New Privacy Principles
AMA Issues New Privacy Principles

From a fitness tracker to healthy eating app, data is everywhere ... but it isn't all protected by HIPAA. The AMA has created a set of privacy principles that put patients in charge of their information.

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How Practices Manage Business through the Pan-demic
How Practices Manage Business through the Pan-demic

Don't underestimate the value of 2020 hindsight. Looking back and evaluating how your practice or health services business fared in the first half of a difficult year could help you better prepare for whatever lies ahead.

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Keeping Current with Covid-19 Support
Keeping Current with Covid-19 Support

With the damage the coronavirus shut-down has done to businesses, including health care practices, the government has stepped in to create an economic lifeline. However, with the uncertainty of the rapidly changing situation, it is important to stay up to date on the available resources and requirements.

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New Payroll Protection Program Guidance Relaxes Requirements for Loan Forgiveness
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More Flexible Telemedicine Guidelines Boost Cash Flow during Covid-19
More Flexible Telemedicine Guidelines Boost Cash Flow during Covid-19

As bad as the COVID 19 pandemic has been, it has led to some positive changes, including expanded insurance coverage for patient care by telemedicine.

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Beware the Pitfalls of Collaborative Tools
Beware the Pitfalls of Collaborative Tools

At the beginning of 2020, the video-conferencing platform Zoom was seeing 200 million daily meeting participants on average. That was before Covid-19 struck. Now, with remote workers becoming the norm, Zoom and other virtual meeting tools have become as much a part of the workday as email.

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Federal Circuit Courts Continue to Address a Healthcare Provider's Scienter in False Claims Lawsuits

On June 12, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted a pharmacy's motion for summary judgment in a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam lawsuit involving the pharmacy's usual and customary (U&C) pricing in the case U.S. ex. rel. Proctor v. Safeway.

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Byrd Joins Cullman Regional Medical Group
Byrd Joins Cullman Regional Medical Group

Psychiatrist Tyler Byrd, DO has joined the staff at Cullman Regional Medical Group. Byrd, who will see patients at Cullman Regional Turning Point Health Center, received his undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College and his medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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UAB Researchers Identify Drug Candidate for COVID-19 Therapy
UAB Researchers Identify Drug Candidate for COVID-19 Therapy

Researchers at the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at UAB have zeroed in on Degarelix, an FDA-approved drug for prostate cancer, as a potential therapeutic for SARS-CoV-2 by preventing the virus from entering lung tissue.

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How to Keep Employees & Patients Safe During Elective Procedures
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Immunity from Civil Liability During the Pandemic

With the uncertainty and ever-changing policies and guidance related to COVID-19, healthcare providers are struggling to keep up with the recommendations while also providing care in a difficult situation.

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MGMA20: The Financial Conference
MGMA20: The Financial Conference

One of the last national conferences held before COVID-19 began spreading, MGMA20: The Financial Conference shared critical information that's now more important than ever.

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FDA Approves the First Peanut Allergy Pill
FDA Approves the First Peanut Allergy Pill

Peanut allergies are the second most common food allergy in children, occurring in about one in 50 kids. "There is no cure for peanut allergies other than avoidance, so families naturally have a lot of concern about accidental contact," says Weily Soong, MD, who practices with Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center.

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2020 Chronic Care Management Additions

Several years ago, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Chronic Care Management (CCM) to assist in improving the quality of chronic illness care which should result in better patient outcomes.

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HIPAA Relaxation during COVID-19

Over the past several months, the Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"), the entity responsible for compliance with and enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA"), has issued several notices (and hosted a few webinars/conference calls) regarding HIPAA enforcement in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Medical Practices Adapt to COVID-19 Shutdown
Medical Practices Adapt to COVID-19 Shutdown

With the spreading COVID-19 disease disrupting life, causing businesses to close temporarily, putting people out of work while most stay home, many Alabama medical practices are struggling with the challenges of managing a plunge in revenue and the need to safely care for patients.

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A Survival Guide for your Practice: Remote Workplace, Telemedicine, and Virtual Consults
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MediSYS Offers Telehealth Tools

In light of the challenges for medical practices, many carriers including BlueCross of Alabama have expanded coverage to make telehealth easier to access and are reimbursing clinics for certain types of visits.

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Federal Circuit Courts Continue to Grapple Whether Differing Medical Opinions in False Claims Cases are Sufficient to Create a Dispute About Falsity

Courts continue to be split regarding what is required to establish falsity under the False Claims Act, causing potential confusion amongst healthcare providers.

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