In April 2020, HealthCare Appraisers provided financial support and professional expertise for an AHLA podcast series addressing various topics of interest to hospitals preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Two of the podcast sessions, available below, focused on common hospital contracting questions related to addressing COVID patient needs, including compensation for needed staff, supplies, equipment and space.
Part I of this podcast series focused on preparing for patient surges and addressed five topics: (i) incremental staffing arrangements in response to COVID-19; (ii) provider redeployment arrangements in response to COVID-19: (iii) accommodations for provider standby availability, such as on-call coverage, in response to COVID-19 (iv) provider income protection to address changes in service delivery as a result of COVD-19; and (v) the Section 1135 Stark Law waivers and why care may still be needed in the types of arrangements described above.
Part II of this podcast series focused on addressing needs for hospital supplies, space and equipment and addressed four general topics: (i) arrangements for incremental supplies, equipment and space from vendors and other providers; (ii) arrangements for redeployment of supplies, equipment and space; (iii) arrangements for securing standby availability of supplies equipment and space; and (v) the Section 1135 Stark Law waivers and why care may still be needed in the types of arrangements described above.
Since compensation questions are an important part of due diligence in the current environment, particularly as parties face financial strains, we stand ready to assist our clients as needed.