COVID-19 Latest Updates and Resources

During this challenging time, Curi is committed to providing you with the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself, your practice, and your patients. Our Practice Command Center collects the items you need to run your business during this health emergency, from Curi-built resources to frequently asked questions to relevant external news. We hope you find this site useful, and we welcome your feedback about how to make it even better, so please feel free to communicate with us in the box at the bottom of this page. And—now more than ever—thank you for your dedication and sacrifice on behalf of your patients.

Latest News

Funeral Assistance Included in Most Recent COVID-19 Legislation

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law by President Biden on March 11, includes a provision extending financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred…

Curi Updates Vaccine Resources

Curi has updated our vaccine FAQs with information about where to find the latest information about the vaccines and guidance about the safety of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to patients with autoimmune…

CDC and FDA Recommend Pausing Administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

In a joint statement released Tuesday, the CDC and FDA recommended pausing delivery of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine while those agencies review data about a small number…

COBRA Subsidies for Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Included in New COVID-19 Stimulus Law

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law by President Biden on March 11, includes a provision that subsidizes 100% of employer-sponsored group health insurance…

New Law Extends PPP Application Period

President Biden last week signed into law a two-month extension of the application period under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Business owners now have until May…

COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payment Program Repayment Period Begins

The repayment period began last week for the COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payment (CAAP) Program. CAAP, enacted in March 2020, was designed to provide advance funds…

CMS Issues Guidance on Private Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

CMS has also released guidance clarifying that private group health plans and issuers generally must cover COVID-19 diagnostic tests for covered individuals who are asymptomatic and…

CMS Relaxes MIPS Penalties Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week announced that it will hold providers eligible for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) harmless…

North Carolina Medical Board Offers Clarification on Licensure Requirements for Vaccine Administration

The North Carolina Medical Board has clarified that existing state law permits licensed physicians to delegate medical tasks to unlicensed individuals. While NCMB has not specifically…

Small Business Administration Modifies Paycheck Protection Program Application Process

The U.S. Small Business Administration this week updated several elements of the application process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, including establishing a 14-day, exclusive application period for…

Curi Webinar to Address Health Equity

Curi will host a webinar tomorrow from noon–1:00 p.m. ET titled “How Addressing Racial Health Disparities Can Help Providers Improve Care Delivery.” Presented by Prof. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha of…

CDC Updates Quarantine Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance saying that people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and show no symptoms do not…

HHS Announces Modified Enforcement of HIPAA Violations Related to Online Scheduling Applications for COVID Vaccination Appointments

The HHS Office for Civil Rights last week announced that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and not penalize healthcare providers or their business associates for…

Curi Webinar Helps Practices Navigate Provider Relief Fund Reporting

Curi today presented a webinar entitled, “Getting It Right: Using and Reporting on Provider Relief Fund Grants.” The session, led by healthcare attorney Robert Shaw of the firm…

Federal Government Re-Opens Paycheck Protection Program, Issues New Guidance

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration this week re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program. The program opened on Jan. 11 for businesses that…

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