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COVID-19 Federal Resources

Federal Resources

Healthcare Agencies 
CMS Guidance on Adult Elective Surgeries Access here
DEA Emergency Opioid Prescribing Guidance Access here
CMS Press Release on Delay to 2019 QPP Reporting Access here
CDC Guidance for Businesses and EmployersAccess here
CMS FAQ on Provider Burden ReliefAccess here
CMS Flexibilities for Physicians and ProvidersAccess here
CMS Dear Clinician LetterAccess here
CMS Non-Emergent, Elective Medical Procedure RecommendationsAccess here

CMS Updated Blanket Waivers for Healthcare Providers

CDC Framework for Healthcare Systems providing non COVID-19 Clinical care 

Access here

Access here

  
Department of the Treasury 
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance ApplicationAccess here
SBA Guidance for Businesses Affected by COVID-19Access here
SBA Paycheck Protection ProgramAccess here
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Guidance for BorrowersAccess here

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan FAQ

Access here

Access here

  

In addition to the telehealth waivers, CMS has implemented a number of other section 1135 waivers including the requirement that physicians be licensed in the state in which they are providing services when they are licensed in another state. Additionally, CMS is waiving the following screening requirements for Medicare provider enrollment:

  • Application Fee - 42 CFR 424.517
  • Criminal background checks associated with Fingerprint-based Criminal Background Checks - 42 CFR 424.518
  • Site Visits - 42 CFR 424.517

More information about the 1135 waivers may be found here.

Educational materials for your clinicians and staff may be found on CMS' COVID-19 Partner Toolkit page here.

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

DOL Employee Paid Leave RightsAccess here
DOL Employer Paid Leave RequirementsAccess here
DOL FFCRA Questions and AnswersAccess here
DOL COVID-19 and the FLSAAccess here
DOL COVID-19 and the FMLAAccess here
DOL Employee Rights PosterAccess here
DOL Employee Rights Poster FAQAccess here
OSHA Guidance on Preparing WorkplaceAccess here

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do healthcare organizations receive an exemption from the employee leave requirements in the FFCRA?
    1. The Department of Labor has updated its guidance to explicitly state that "anyone employed at any doctor's office, hospital, health care center, clinic ..." is considered a health care provider for purposes of enforcement of the FFCRA and can be exempted from the FFCRA's requirement for paid sick leave and/or expanded family and medical leave.

 

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