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$175 Billion Health Care Relief Fund: How Much Is Left After New Medicaid/CHIP and Safety Net Hospital Payments Announced?

[06/12/20]

Posted on June 12, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (“Relief Fund”) was originally appropriated $100 billion from the CARES Act to provide payment to hospitals and other health care entities for COVID‑19-related expenses and lost revenue. The Relief Fund later received an additional $75 billion appropriation through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement... READ MORE

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IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED – HHS Requesting Updated COVID-19 Patient Data to Inform New Round of High Impact Payments

[06/10/20]

Posted on June 10, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Hospitals across the country are again receiving emails from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) asking hospitals to submit their COVID-19 positive inpatient admissions for the period January 1, 2020 through June 10, 2020. This information will be used to determine a second round of high impact funding from the Public Health... READ MORE

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COVID-19 Relief Funds in Health Care M&A – Whose Money Is It Anyway?

[05/26/20]

Posted on May 26, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Over the last several months, health care providers have seen COVID-19 relief funds in various forms, from advances against future payments, to pure grant money. In addition to the much-needed assistance these funds have provided, a new stream of revenue has emerged that must be accounted for, and ultimately negotiated, in a health care... READ MORE

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CMS Activates Accelerated Payment Program Nationwide as Part of COVID-19 Response

[03/29/20]

Posted on March 29, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On March 28, 2020, CMS published a Press Release announcing an expansion of its existing accelerated payment program (“APP”) to help providers and suppliers access emergency funding needed to support operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Press Release includes a Fact Sheet with details about eligibility, funding amounts, processing and how the funds are... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – March 25, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[03/25/20]

Posted on March 25, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates

Published by: Hall Render

Wednesday, March 25 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.​ Congressional Outlook Early this morning, the Senate finally reached a tentative agreement... READ MORE

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