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Summary of Liability Protection from Starnes, Davis Florie, LLP

Starnes, Davis, Florie, LLP has drafted a summary with some guidance on documentation for physicians concerning some protection in response to potential liability issues facing physicians during the COVID-19 declared emergency.  Governor Ivey’s March 13, 2020 Proclamation declared a state public health emergency.  The Proclamation grants certain immunity from lawsuits if a provider in a covered […]

Summary of Telehealth Waivers as of April 1, 2020

By: Jim Hoover, Burr & Forman, LLP The changes made to the requirements for telehealth services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have been swift and substantial. For the first several weeks, it seems changes were made almost daily.  As time has passed, the changes to telehealth have stabilized enough that a summary of […]

The Privacy Vulnerabilities of Zoom Software and Potential Alternatives

Over the past month, as more nationwide “Shelter at Home” orders have been issued and more companies have transitioned to telework, the need for online meetings and webinars has skyrocketed. To accommodate this new way of doing business, many have turned to a platform called Zoom. The problem? No one bothered to read the fine […]

Charting & Documentation During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

The world’s memory of this virus will be different when lawsuits are filed two years from now and juries try the cases two to three years after that. The acuteness of the issues, the confusion, the limited resources and the changing daily directives will not be remembered in any meaningful detail. Accordingly, the Risk Management […]

Stanford Researchers Address COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages

For those healthcare workers facing a shortage of N95 masks, Stanford researchers have published guidance stating that such masks can be sterilized and reused with virtually no loss of filtration efficiency by leaving in oven for 30 mins at 70C / 158F. Don’t throw your masks away! KEY TAKEAWAYS Frontline health care workers across the […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR6201) Summary

Last night President Trump signed what is being called the second coronavirus stimulus bill. It provides for free coronavirus screening, $1 billion in additional unemployment insurance funding to all states, a bump in Medicaid FMAP, $1 billion in food aid, and two provisions to provide paid sick leave to employees.   Emergency Paid Sick Leave This […]