Mississippi Issues Minimum Standards of Operation for the Practice of Telemedicine

The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued “Minimum Standards of Operation Relative to the Practice of Telemedicine,” which are new regulations governing the provision of medical and other health services via telehealth. The regulations require that provider organizations offering telehealth services in Mississippi first register with the Department’s Office of Licensure and prescribe the registration form to be used. The standards and registration requirements apply to all providers/organizations that practice telehealth in Mississippi.

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Tax Update: New Legislation Reduces Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) expected to be signed Monday, November 15th, 2021 by President Biden will retroactively end the Employer Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) effective September 30, 2021 (rather than through December 31, 2021), unless the employer is a recovery startup business. As a result of this retroactive termination of the ERTC, employers should review their payroll tax compliance (including tax deposits) to make sure that it conforms with these changes.
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Deadline Approaching for $25.5 Billion in Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan Payments

The deadline to apply for Phase 4 funding under the Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan is October 26, 2021. If these funds are properly utilized, they will not need to be repaid. The HHS administered funds are available to practices that experienced lost revenues and/or increased operating expenses between July 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, compared to the prior year.

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