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COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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Agencies Release Data Detailing the Distribution of COVID-19 Support Funds

HHS and CMS have released new data providing additional details in how federal financial supports have been distributed to providers throughout the country.

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Providers Now Have 45 Days to Attest to Payments and Accept Terms and Conditions

On May 7, 2020, HHS announced providers who receive funds from the Provider Relief Fund now have 45 days to attest to receiving payment and accept certain terms and conditions.

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House Introduces $3 Trillion Funding Bill

On May 12, 2020, the House Democrats earlier today released a fifth emergency funding bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HEROES Act.

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MACPAC Urges HHS to Provide Relief to Medicaid Providers

On April 30, MACPAC sent a letter to the Secretary of HHS urging the Administrator to speed relief to Medicaid providers across the nation.

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COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Launches Fund Tracker Site

Established by the CARES Act, the PRAC has launched a site to track how the $2.4 trillion in federal dollars are being distributed to support industries across the nation during the current public health emergency.

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Emergency Fund and Paycheck Protection Program Receive Additional Funding Through Fourth COVID Legislation

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the fourth COVID-19 stimulus bill, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266), was signed into law.

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Telehealth Roundup: Resources, Flexibilities and Funding Opportunities

Leveraging the use of telehealth technologies has become a critical component of ensuring beneficiaries receive necessary care while protecting both healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19.

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CMS Announces Plan to Reprocess IPPS and LTCH Claims for 20% Increase for COVID Discharges

On April 15, 2020, CMS announced plans for reprocessing IPPS hospitals and LTCHs claims to account for payment increases for COVID-19 discharges authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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CMS Approves $51 Billion in Accelerated and Advance Payments

Last week, CMS announced they had distributed more than $51 billion in advanced payments to healthcare providers.

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Main Street Lending Program Offers Loans to Small and Midsize Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced the Main Street Lending Program for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will offer 4-year loans to companies employing up to 10,000 workers or with revenues of less than $2.5 billion.

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HHS Distributes $30 Billion to FFS Medicare Providers

On April 10, 2020, HHS began distributing $30 billion from the $100 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to Medicare FFS providers

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HHS Announces Plan to Use $1 billion from CARES Act Funding to Treat Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

HHS announced on Friday, April 3, 2020, during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force that Administration’s current plan is to use a portion of the $100 billion CARES Act funding to reimburse providers for treating uninsured patients with COVID-19.

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Congress passes CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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