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DOL Publishes Model COBRA Notices and Premium Assistance Guidance
Category: Employee Benefits, Employment, Health Care, Insurance Regulatory
On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted model COBRA notices and issued FAQ guidance addressing the recently-enacted COBRA coverage subsidy. The FAQ guidance specifies that individuals may be eligible for premium subsidies from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021, if they are…
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Non-Profit Hospital Real Property Potentially Exempt from County Property Taxes
Category: Business, Health Care, Tax
Double-check the Tax Man by Double-checking your Parcel Usage Understandably, most hospital accounts payable departments are good at paying bills that come in the mail. However, when it comes to paying any bills that come in from the county tax collector, Arkansas non-profit hospital accounts…
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FBI Warns of Imminent Cybercrime Threat to U.S. Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Category: Health Care, Information Security & Privacy
In a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory issued Wednesday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Health and Human Services warned of an imminent ransomware threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. More than 400 hospitals…
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ADH Issues Revised Visitation, Screening and Staffing Directive for Long-term Care Facilities
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
During his October 6 press conference regarding COVID-19, Governor Asa Hutchinson read a letter from a nursing-home resident who asked the question likely on the minds of many nursing home residents: “When will I see my children?” Governor Hutchinson acknowledged having received a number of similar…
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Elective Procedures to Resume in Arkansas Subject to Limitations
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
The Secretary of Health, in consultation with Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow elective procedures to resume on April 27, 2020, subject to certain requirements. With very few exceptions, all elective procedures were halted on April 3, 2020. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) emphasizes that…
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