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CMS Expands Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19

On March 30, 2020, CMS released a series of temporary waivers and an Interim Final Rule with Comment in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. TThe rule and accompanying waivers provide unprecedented relaxation of regulations in a broad range of areas. Comments are due by June 1, 2020.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 3, 2020

Implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act continues as lawmakers consider a fourth relief bill in response to COVID-19. The Administration increased flexibilities for providers.

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COVID-19 Telehealth: Where Things Stand on April 2, 2020

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency (PHE) on January 27, 2020.

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Health Policy Breakroom Ep. 19: CARES Implementation and Bill 4

McDermottPlus VP Rodney Whitlock and Director Rachel Stauffer discuss implementation of the CARES Act and what might be included in a “phase four” COVID-19 relief bill.

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Health Policy Breakroom Ep. 18 – CARES Act Overview

This week, McDermottPlus Mara McDermott and Rachel Stauffer join Emma to discuss the the recently passed CARES Act.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: COVID-19 Update

This Week’s Dose: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to drive activity in Washington, DC. This week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third relief and support bill in response to the pandemic. Read our in-depth summary of the CARES Act or listen to our overview on the latest episode…

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CARES Act Offers Relief, Support for US Healthcare Sector During COVID-19 Response – Updated

As the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects every sector of the US economy, the US Congress and the White House came together to provide funding, supplies and regulatory relief to address the crisis. The US Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 25, 2020. The US House…

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 20, 2020

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 Administration released new guidance expanding telehealth services in traditional Medicare.

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Health Policy Breakroom Ep. 17 – Covid 19 Response

This week, McDermottPlus VP Rodney Whitlock and Senior Director Jessica Roth discuss the latest developments in the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Telehealth Guidance: What You Need to Know

On March 17, 2020, CMS and other agencies released further guidance on the use of telehealth during the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency. The guidance implements provisions of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, as signed into law on March 6, 2020.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need to Know – Updated on March 19, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201),  signed into law on March 18, 2020. Click here for a full summary.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 13, 2020

Lawmakers are considering additional emergency funding to address the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as US cases top 1,000. The Administration released long-awaited information blocking and interoperability rules.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 06, 2020

Congress authorized supplemental funding to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the Administration works to speed diagnostic testing.

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