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

HHS Announces Additional $25.5 Billion in Provider Funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last Friday announced a new round of $25.5 billion in funding for providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds…

Federal COVID-19 Employer Vaccine Mandate Affects Some Medical Practices

The new federal requirements for employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees have implications for some providers and medical practices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

Overview of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19—Published June 21

Curi hosted a webinar on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19, in partnership with Dr. Marge McFarlane of Superior Performance Consultants, following the rule’s publication…

HHS Issues Revised Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last Friday updated the reporting requirements for the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund. Among other changes, the new guidelines expand…

CMS Increases Reimbursement for Some In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services yesterday announced that it is increasing the payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Medicare beneficiaries who…

OSHA Releases COVID-19 Healthcare Workplace Safety Rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration today released its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, with guidance about how to protect healthcare workers from contracting the virus…

Federal Government Updates Guidance for Employers on Vaccination Requirements

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week clarified that federal equal employment opportunity laws do not prohibit employers from requiring employees to be vaccinated against…

CDC Alerts Providers to Myocarditis Cases After COVID-19 Vaccinations

A working group of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices last week reported several mostly mild cases of myocarditis in patients who have received COVID-19…

HHS Allocates Additional Funding for COVID-19 Testing in Uninsured

HHS this week announced that it is directing $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan to the COVID-19 Uninsured Program. The funding will enable providers to…

New Vaccine Communication Guide Available

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the de Beaumont Foundation have released a four-page vaccine communication guide for physicians, “From Concern to Confidence:…

Curi Updates FAQs to Explain Implications of CDC Mask Guidance on Practices

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance that individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may forego face masks in many indoor and outdoor…

Curi Updates One-Dose Vaccine Consent Form

Following the decision last Friday by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift the pause on administering Johnson & Johnson’s…

HHS Offers Vaccination Access Resources for People With Disabilities and Older Adults

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week published several resources to support greater access to vaccines for people with disabilities and older adults. The…

Federal Government Updates Guidelines for Use and Reuse of N95 Masks

Citing an increase in supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week recommended that providers move away from “crisis capacity conservation strategies” for N95 and other respirators,…

Pause on Medicare Sequester Cuts Extended

President Biden this week signed legislation extending a pause on planned 2% cuts to Medicare reimbursements. The pause, which was first included in last year’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…

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