Tag: covid-19

Healthcare Preview for the Week of: March 7, 2022

The Clock Is Running Out to Fund the Government

Congress needs to fund the government by Friday, March 11, 2022, to avoid a government shutdown. House and Senate appropriators have reached consensus on topline funding numbers, but...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 18, 2020

This Week’s Dose: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing to discuss possible extensions of temporary telehealth flexibilities, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalize...

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: June 8, 2020

IS THIS MEDICAID WEEK?

  • It Has Been 73 Days Since the CARES Act Passed. The bill created the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and allocated $100 billion to reimburse providers for lost revenues resulting from COVID-19....

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 05, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: House Republicans released proposals to support coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released new flexibi...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 29, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: Negotiations over the coronavirus (COVID-19) response continued in the Senate with Democrats releasing a new proposal on health coverage expansion. The Trump A...

    McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 22, 2020

    This Week’s Dose: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) distributed funding to increase coronavirus (COVID-19) testing capacity and announced a targeted Provider Re...

    McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: May 18, 2020

    ALL EYES ON THE SENATE.

    • Last Week Was a Busy One for the House. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (R. 680...

      McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 15, 2020

      This Week’s Dose:  House Democrats introduced a $3 trillion coronavirus (COVID-19) relief bill, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released annual upd...

      McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: May 11, 2020

      THE NEXT BILL IS IN THE WORKS.   

      • The House Is Already Working on the Next Bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has previewed Democratic priorities for the next coronavirus (COVID-19) rel...

        McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 8, 2020

        This Week’s Dose: The Senate returned to Washington as lawmakers continued negotiations on the next relief bill. Oral arguments took place in three high-profile healthcare-...

        McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 1, 2020

        This Week’s Dose: The Senate announced it will reconvene next week, and the Administration issued new coronavirus (COVID-19) testing guidelines. The Centers for Medicare and...

        McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 24, 2020

        This Week’s Dose: Congress approved additional emergency relief for healthcare providers and small businesses, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce...

        McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 17, 2020

        This Week’s Dose: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened the online portal for providers to attest to the terms and conditions for the first $30 billion di...

        McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 10, 2020

        This Week’s Dose: The Administration distributed the first wave of funding from the $100 billion Public Health and Social Services emergency fund, provided through the Coron...

        McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 3, 2020

        This Week’s Dose: Implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act continues as lawmakers consider a fourth relief bill in response to COVID-...

        McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: March 30, 2020

        PHASE THREE IS DONE, ON TO PHASE FOUR

        • Congress Passed “Phase Three” Stimulus Bill. Last week, Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest ...

          McDermottPlus Check-Up: COVID-19 Update

          This Week’s Diagnosis: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to drive activity in Washington, DC. This week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economi...

          McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: March 23, 2020

          ALL EYES ON SUPPLEMENTAL SPENDING BILL NUMBER THREE.

          • Congress Expects to Reach a Deal This Week. Over a whirlwind of a weekend, Senate Republicans unveiled a $1.6 trillion stimulus and suppor...

            McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 20, 2020

            This Week’s Dose: The response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to dominate lawmakers’ attention. The Senate passed the second emergency funding bill and began work on a third. The ...

            McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: March 16, 2020

            ADDRESSING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC.

            • The Senate is in Session to Address COVID-19. Last week, the House passed a second supplemental funding package in response to COVID-19. The Fa...

              McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 13, 2020

              This Week’s Dose: Lawmakers are considering additional emergency funding to address the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as US cases top 1,000. The Administration released long-awaite...

              McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 06, 2020

              This Week’s Dose: Congress authorized supplemental funding to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the Administration works to speed diagnostic testing. The US Supreme Court announce...