Tag: public health

President Trump Issues an EO on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery

On May 19, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) directing federal agencies to identify regulations that can be rescinded or temporarily waived to promote job creation and economic growth. Additionally, the EO asks agencies to speed up...

House Introduces $3 Trillion Funding Bill

On May 12, 2020, the House Democrats released a fifth emergency funding bill in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. This $3 trillion bill funds a wide range of in...

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

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus bill, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266), was signed into law. It provides an additional $310 billion for small business loans available thr...

COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting o...

Update on HHS Emergency Fund Distribution

On April 22, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of an additional $40.4 billion from the $100 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (the Fund) in four targeted areas to be distribu...

Provider Groups Send Letter to Congress Calling for Changes to MACRA

On June 3, over 100 national and state medical groups sent a letter to Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), asking for refinements to the Medicare Access and CHIP...