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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

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WEBINAR: New Small Business Bankruptcy via Chapter 11: Key differences versus traditional Chapter 11, 7, or 13 and how small business can use SBRA to reorganize

October 8, 2020

WEBINAR: New Small Business Bankruptcy via Chapter 11: Key differences versus traditional Chapter 11, 7, or 13 and how small business can use SBRA to reorganize
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Sept. 5, 2020

The future of healthcare post-COVID-19

By Michael F. Ruggio

Healthcare Magazine

In an article published in Healthcare Magazine, Atlanta partner Michael F. Ruggio discusses alternative ways of delivering medical services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses the increase in healthcare fraud.

Ruggio explains that under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' temporary rules, patients can now be transferred to outside facilities such as ambulatory surgery centers, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, hotels, and dormitories while still receiving hospital payments under Medicare.

“Changes in the way healthcare is delivered during the pandemic to reduce staff exposure, preserve PPE, and minimize the impact of patient surges is reflected in the explosion of online provider visits,” says Ruggio. “Both patients and healthcare providers are focused on reducing in-person visits whenever possible.”

Ruggio also explains that “a significant danger to the telehealth movement is the risk of abuse and fraud by unscrupulous providers and fraudsters. Telehealth presents certain unique risks, given the emerging technology and that guardrails have been removed by the government with many waivers.”

Ruggio provides four steps to guide best practices and avoid violation of the law and potential fraud.