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SAMHSA issues guidance on disclosure of substance use disorder patient information

On March 19, 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued guidance on disclosure of substance use disorder (SUD) information during the COVID-19 pandemic national emergency period. READ MORE

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SAMHSA encourages telehealth for substance use disorder patients

Late last week the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued guidance encouraging the use of telehealth for substance use disorder (SUD) patients during the COVID-19 pandemic national emergency period. READ MORE

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DEA allows remote prescribing of controlled substances

On March 20, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) posted guidance allowing DEA-registered practitioners to prescribe controlled substances remotely (e.g., through telehealth) during the COVID-19 national emergency period. READ MORE

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CMS issues guidance on payments for state medicaid telehealth services provided during COVID-19 pandemic

In recent guidance, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intended to help states better understand policy options for paying Medicaid providers using telehealth to deliver patient services in combating COVID-19. CMS has recently been encouraging providers to use telehealth services due to the benefit of increasing access to care while reducing the risks for spread of infection and exposure for vulnerable populations. READ MORE

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9 tips for keeping your workforce CyberSavvy while working from home

As organizations and employees work from home, we can expect cyber criminals to attempt to profit off of the confusion. We have tips organizations should consider to protect themselves from cybercriminals during this unique “work from home” time. READ MORE

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How do I deleverage and restructure my business?

COVID-19 may change the restructuring playbook and may make achieving out-of-court restructurings more difficult. READ MORE

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Preparing for the economic fallout from the coronavirus

Thoughts from an experienced restructuring attorney based on prior slowdowns on how to prepare for the economic fallout from the coronavirus. READ MORE

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5 key points in developing a telework policy

States and the federal government are requesting that employers allow employees to telecommute. Some states may even mandate telework in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. READ MORE 

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Is COVID-19 a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio?

In Ohio, employees who are disabled due to the contraction of an occupational disease or are the dependents of an employee whose death is caused by an occupational disease are entitled to compensation under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation system. In light of the current pandemic, an issue of concern for employers in Ohio is whether an employee may have a workers’ compensation claim if the employees contracts COVID-19 in a work related setting. READ MORE

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Deferral of Ohio Workers’ Compensation premiums and other BWC updates

The Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has announced that employers’ insurance premium installment payments due for March, April, and May for the current policy year may be deferred until June 1, 2020. This matter may be reconsidered at that time. READ MORE

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