NPHI Provides COVID-19 Regulatory & Policy Update to Members (10.15.20)

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NPHI Provides COVID-19 Regulatory & Policy Update to Members (10.15.20)

NPHI Provides COVID-19 Policy and Regulatory Update to Members (10.15.20)

Today, the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) hosted Susan Harthill and Jonathan Snare, Partners at Morgan Lewis, and Tzvetomir Gradevski, Director of Policy and Innovations, NPHI, to lead a discussion focused on recent guidance from CMS related to long-term care facility testing requirements and revised nursing home visitation rules. They also reviewed recent court decisions regarding employer obligations to provide paid time off per the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Labor (DOL) employee testing landscape.

“Non-profit hospice providers continue to face immense challenges posed by the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) said Tom Koutsoumpas, President & CEO of NPHI. “In the face of these difficulties, we are thrilled to welcome the experts from Morgan Lewis to provide their perspective and understanding regarding COVID-19 policy and regulatory developments as they relate to end-of-life care issues. NPHI will continue to focus on supporting our non-profit community-based hospice providers, during the pandemic and beyond.”

The conversation, entitled “NPHI Member Engagement Call: Policy & Regulatory Updates”, was part of a biweekly series of NPHI-hosted discussions to address today’s pressing topics through engagement with health policy experts, thought leaders, and other innovators.

The discussion aimed at presenting and educating NPHI’s membership on how OSHA is developing and implementing regulations regarding availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and requirements that employers provide COVID-19 testing. Additionally, the dialogue focused on providing members with the guidelines on when the FFCRA requires employers to provide employees with paid leave, the unique specifics of each type of emergency leave, and the relevant exemptions. Click here to learn more about this series or how to become an NPHI member.

About the National Partnership for Healthcare & Hospice Innovation

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of 70+ not-for-profit, community-integrated, advanced illness, and hospice providers from across the United States who play a unique role as a crucial safety net for the sickest, most vulnerable patients in the communities they serve. For more information, visit

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