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

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…

Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 General Distributions Begin

HHS has announced that it has begun distributing $24.5 billion as part of Phase 3 of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, up from the $20 billion…

FDA Recommends Against Masks With Metal Parts During MRIs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recommendation that patients not wear face masks with metal parts and coatings during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams…

Curi Updates Quarantine Resources

The CDC posted new guidelines on December 2, 2020, that provide an option to shorten the 14-day quarantine period if certain criteria are met. Please note, these guidelines…

Curi Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Guide

Curi has compiled a new resource guide for practices preparing for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, including FAQs, a consent form, and a vaccine declination form.

HHS Amends PREP Act to Support Practices’ Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week updated the PREP Act to include more measures to help healthcare providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency, including those using telehealth to treat patients.

Deadline Tonight for North Carolina Financial Support Program for Practices

The deadline for North Carolina’s state-funded Financial Recovery Program, which offers financial support to practices experiencing financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is midnight on Nov. 30.

Curi Releases Guidance on Conducting Drive-Thru Flu Clinics

A new resource document created by Curi’s Risk Management team details the steps practices need to take to run drive-thru flu clinics, including how to prepare for them and what steps to take to conduct them.

Deadline for North Carolina Independent Practices to Order Free PPE This Sunday 

Independent practices in North Carolina have until this Sunday, Nov. 15, to order free personal protective equipment provided by the North Carolina Medical Society.

Federal Government Issues Cybersecurity Alert 

Three federal agencies yesterday issued an alert about an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to healthcare providers and hospitals—an issue of greater risk than ever with increased use of telehealth and remote work during the COVID-19 health emergency.

HHS Delays Enforcement of Parts of Interoperability Rule

Citing the need for healthcare organizations to focus on responding to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services yesterday announced that it is delaying enforcement of certain elements of the interoperability rules in the 21st Century Cures Act.

North Carolina Financial Recovery Program Webinar

The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation is hosting a webinar on Nov. 10 to offer an overview of the state’s Financial Recovery Program.

HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week updated its guidance on Provider Relief Fund grants, removing earlier limits on providers’ ability to use the money…

Federal Government Streamlines PPP Loan Forgiveness Application for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration last week announced a new, simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

CMS Extends Repayment Period for Medicare Loans to Providers During COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced new terms for payments issued to providers through the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) program, which provides emergency advance payments in emergency situations.

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