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Today in Washington – May 1, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

Posted on May 1, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Friday, May 1 Recap

Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​

HHS Begins Distribution of Payments to High COVID-19 Admissions Hospitals and Rural Providers

  • HHS announced it is processing payments today to hospitals with large numbers of COVID-19 inpatient admissions through April 10, 2020 and to rural providers from the Provider Relief Fund.  

HRSA Issues COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal Resources

From the FDA

  • The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. 

CDC Creates COVID-19 Tools for Hospital Information

Congressional Outlook

  • The Senate will resume its session on Monday and the House remains in recess until an unknown date. There are no coronavirus-related bills to be voted on next week.

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