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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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COVID-19 Update: Governor Issues Liability Protections for Healthcare Workers
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
On April 14, 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 20-18. Among other things, this EO provided immunity for healthcare workers from liability in order to equip these professionals with the tools necessary to combat the COVID-19 emergency. The Governor specifically ordered as follows…
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First Responders and Front-Line Health Care Workers in Arkansas Now Eligible for Workers Compensation for COVID-19 Contracted in Line of Duty
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 20-19 on April 14, 2020, temporarily expanding workers compensation for certain healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19. This provides financial relief to certain healthcare workers who cannot work because they are sick from COVID-19, if they…
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Liability and Patient Standards of Care in Response to COVID-19
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
Patient standards of care have always been a moving target, dependent on specialty, circumstances, and resources. Add in a global pandemic and this standard for the treatment of COVID-19 is in a constant state of flux. Novel issues have been elucidated, but with it, novel liability protections have…
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Navigating COVID-19: Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plans
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care, Insurance Regulatory
As the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged over the past month, state insurance departments have issued directives in reaction to the crisis, requiring such actions as a temporary moratorium on cancellations and coverage for telehealth in a variety of circumstances. But one major market segment of health…
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