On March 22, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) revoked the Virginia Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus that Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220. This legislation was the first and only state-implemented standard for protecting employees from the SARs-CoV-2...
On January 13, the US Supreme Court upheld a new Biden Administration vaccine mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and subject to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provider agreements for healthcare facilities. Compliance is required for all service...
In response to President Biden’s executive order issued in September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its highly anticipated emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing on November 4. The new ETS covers private-sector employers (Note...
On September 9, President Biden ordered the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop an emergency rule requiring all private-sector businesses with more than 100 employees to require their workforces to be fully vaccinated or test negative at least once a week. This new...
As COVID-19 continues to evolve, so do the guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA recently released a new emergency temporary (ETS) standard regarding COVID-19. The following write-up breaks down the nuts and bolts of the new standard, diving into some of its...
As the summer winds down, several new developments on the COVID-19 front are having a massive impact on how organizations across all industries approach vaccination policies. With the surging Delta variant, news of at least one additional variant and recent FDA approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID...
Educational institutions have faced a multitude of issues on all fronts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one of the most significant risks is one often without a clear answer; managing uninsurable COVID-19 risks. It is critically important to understand the details of the wide range of...
In the past year, cybercrimes and vulnerabilities have been firmly in the spotlight. Last year, as the world shifted to remote operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerabilities became apparent as cybercriminals scored big. From the high-profile Colonial Pipeline attack to one that hits home for...
As healthcare and the way it's delivered takes on new roles in the ever-changing landscape created by COVID-19, one area that's garnering significant attention is transportation access to medical care. Uber Health, operated by the popular ride-sharing service Uber, is a new service that allows...
In the past decade, healthcare has emerged as one of our country’s most important social and economic issues. The infancy of this transformational change centered around how to move from a fee-for-service model to value-based care. From there, new and innovative models of care and payment were born...