PYA Covid-19 Information Hub

Because we are living through an unprecedented healthcare phenomenon, PYA is committed to sharing timely and relevant information that we hope will benefit our clients and colleagues. The COVID-19 HUB will centralize PYA’s thought leadership, guidance, and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thought Leadership from PYA

How Can Private Payers Further Assist Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis?
-by PYA Principals Robert Paskowski and David McMillan, published 04-03-20

A Provider Resource Guide to Connecting Older Adults While Maintaining Social Distancing
-by PYA Principals Kathy Greenlee and Martie Ross, published 04-02-20

Stark Law Blanket Waiver Documentation Checklist
-by PYA Principals Lyle Oelrich and Martie Ross, published 04-02-20

COVID-19: CMS Waivers Relax Stark Law Requirements For Real Estate Arrangements
–by PYA Affiliate Realty Trust Group’s Goran Musinovic, J.D., published 04-02-20

HIPAA and Substance Use Disorder in the Age of COVID-19 — New Provisions in the CARES Act
-by PYA Principal Shannon Sumner and Manager Susan Thomas, published 04-01-20

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Application Released
-by PYA Principals Debbie Ernsberger, David McMillan, and Mike Shamblin, published 04-01-20

Healthcare Real Estate Compliance: Leasing Considerations in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
-by PYA Affiliate Realty Trust Group’s Goran Musinovic, J.D., and Michael Honeycutt

“$100 Billion-Plus in CARES Act for Healthcare: 3 Ways to Get It”
PYA Principals David McMillan and Martie Ross are quoted in a new article published in HealthLeaders, published 03-31-20

Ensuring Provider Cash Flow During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Medicare Advance Payments
-by PYA Principals Martie Ross, David McMillan, and Manager Casey Wilburn, published 03-30-20

Take These Actions NOW in Preparing to Quickly Apply for a CARES Act “Small” Business Paycheck Protection Loan
-by PYA Principals Debbie Ernsberger, David McMillan, and Mike Shamblin, published 03-30-20

Fast Facts: Paycheck Protection Loan Program For “Small” Businesses
– by PYA Principals Debbie Ernsberger, Mike Shamblin, and David McMillan, published 03-27-20

5 Practical Revenue Cycle Initiatives During COVID-19
-by PYA Principals Lori Foley and Kathy Reep, and Manager Dave Ebel, published 03-27-20

Expanded Flexibility for 340B Stakeholders in the COVID-19 Pandemic
– by PYA Principal Shannon Sumner, Senior Manager Sarah Bowman, and Consultant Katie Ray, published 03-26-20

Riding Out the Storm – 10 Potential Solutions to Stabilize Physician Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
– by PYA Principal Carol Carden and Principal Martie Ross, published 03-23-20

CMS Provides Broad Relief Under Quality Reporting Programs
– by PYA Principal Martie Ross and Principal Lori Foley, published 03-23-20

Regulators Weigh-In—Guidance for Financial Institutions on Loan Modifications Associated With COVID-19
– by PYA Principal Matt Neilson and Principal Mike Shamblin, published 03-23-20

IRS Announces Extension, Relief for Taxpayers — Important Takeaways
– by PYA Manager Tim Morrison, published 03-23-20

When It Rains, It Pours: The COVID-19 Procedure Deferral’s Impact on Physician Compensation
– by PYA Principal Carol Carden, published 03-19-20

How CMS COVID-19 Emergency Waivers Impact Providers
-by PYA Principal Martie Ross, published 03-18-20

COVID-19 Pandemic: Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Benefit
– by PYA Principal Martie Ross, published 03-18-20


Educational Events from PYA

NOTE: WEBINARS WILL BE RECORDED AND POSTED AS “ON-DEMAND” LATER THE SAME DAY OR EARLY THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

New Webinar: “New COVID-19 Webinar: Physician Practices Survival Tactics”

Monday, April 06, 2020 at 11am EDT

PYA will host a complimentary one-hour webinar aimed at helping independent medical group owners, partners and practice executives, law firms, and financial advisors by offering strategies for physician practice survival.

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New Webinar: “Additional Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic”

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 11am EDT

Late on March 30, CMS released an interim final rule which, among other things, significantly expands Medicare telehealth coverage, even beyond the initial Section 1135 waivers. PYA’s complimentary one-hour webinar will explain these changes and how they make telehealth an even more attractive option in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On-Demand Webinar: “The CARES Act: Your Piece of the $2 Trillion Pie”

The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—the CARES Act—includes billions of dollars in relief for healthcare providers. In this complimentary webinar, PYA experts explained the complicated legislative language to help you understand the help that’s on the way. Originally presented on Monday, March 30th.

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On-Demand Webinar: “Getting Online with Telehealth: Practical Guidance for Physician Practices”

Medicare’s decision to reimburse for telehealth services, concerns for patient and staff safety, and the loss of revenue from canceled elective procedures are leading many physician practices to consider providing or expanding telehealth services. During this complimentary webinar, PYA’s panel of heavy-hitting experts provided guidance physician practices can use to rollout, or further tap into, the telehealth opportunity. Originally presented on Thursday, March 26th.

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Part II – COVID Waiver Webinar Series: “What Providers Can and Cannot Do”

Under a special COVID-19 waiver, Medicare will now reimburse providers for telehealth services regardless of where the beneficiary is located. PYA Principal Martie Ross, one of our telehealth experts, provided a practical, step-by-step explanation of the new billing rules. PYA Principal Kathy Greenlee, former Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, offered insights on how to engage seniors in telehealth services. Originally presented on Wednesday, March 25th.

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Part I – COVID-19 Waiver Series “COVID-19 Telehealth Waiver Made Simple”

Under a special COVID-19 waiver, Medicare will now reimburse providers for telehealth services regardless of where the beneficiary is located. PYA Principal Martie Ross, one of our telehealth experts, provided a practical, step-by-step explanation of the new billing rules. PYA Principal Kathy Greenlee, former Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, offered insights on how to engage seniors in telehealth services. Both Martie and Kathy answered questions following their presentations. Originally presented on Monday, March 23rd.

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COVID-19 Resources & Links

COMPLIANCE

Stark Law Blanket Waiver Documentation Checklist (written and published by PYA 04-02-20)

CARES ACT

TELEHEALTH WAIVER

UPDATE REGARDING WAIVERS: Late on March 30, an Interim Final Rule, updated Section 1135 waivers, and Stark Law blanket waivers were published. We are working diligently to update our content regarding these matters.

OTHER SECTION 1135 WAIVERS

COVID-19 CODING AND BILLING

MEDICARE QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAMS

HIPAA

PROVIDER ENROLLMENT

GENERAL INFORMATION