Above the Law July 30, 2021
The challenges are not what you might expect.
Now that safe, effective vaccines for the COVID-19 virus are widely available in the U.S., healthcare providers have been preparing for patients to walk back through their doors.
The challenges they’ve uncovered are not what you might expect.
Providers can implement the “gating criteria” provided by federal agencies without breaking stride, but they also could face a high number of patients in poor condition because of delayed care, according to Kevin Devaney, a member of the Ohio-based law firm Eastman & Smith Ltd. Devaney is also a registered pharmacist and attorney who assists healthcare clients with compliance issues and business transactions.
Business processes also changed as a result of the pandemic, Devaney...