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

New Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness FAQs Issued

The federal Small Business Administration has issued new FAQs addressing borrower and lender questions about forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program loans. To view the FAQs, click here.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Labor Department’s Rule on Leave for Healthcare Providers

A federal judge last week struck down part of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule limiting paid leave for COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken ruled that…

Georgia Governor Signs Bill With Healthcare Liability Protections

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp yesterday signed into law a bill that includes civil liability protections for healthcare providers. The new law, which is in effect throughout…

HHS Further Extends Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday extended until Aug. 28 the deadline for providers participating in Medicaid and CHIP (but not Medicare) to apply for support from the Provider Relief Fund.

CMS to Resume Healthcare Provider Audits August 3

CMS has announced that it will resume Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) medical review Aug. 3, regardless of the status of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The audits had been…

Curi Enhances Return-to-Work Resources

The Curi team has added new symptom-based and test-based return-to-work guidance flowcharts to our COVID-19 Practice Command Center, as well as updated our previously published sample…

HHS Releases Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has released guidance on reporting requirements for practices that received more than $10,000 from the CARES Act Provider…

HHS Announces “Telemedicine Hack”

HHS is offering a free 10-week series, eligible for CME and CEU, designed to help providers develop the knowledge and skills to implement telehealth in their…

HHS Extends Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline for Medicaid and CHIP Providers

The federal Department of Health and Human Services last week extended until Aug. 3 the deadline for providers participating in Medicaid and CHIP to apply for…

Virginia Establishes COVID-19 Workplace Safety Mandate

The state of Virginia yesterday adopted the nation’s first mandatory workplace safety standards to keep people from being infected with the novel coronavirus at work. The measures include…

IRS Declares Provider Relief Fund Money to Be Taxable for For-Profit Providers

Just days before the July 15 federal tax filing deadline, the IRS has announced that for-profit healthcare providers that received Provider Relief Fund money will have to pay…

OSHA Releases COVID-19 FAQs for Employers

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a frequently asked questions document for employers during the COVID-19 health emergency, including a section specifically for healthcare.

North Carolina Issues COVID-19 Reporting Order

North Carolina’s health director today issued a temporary order that requires physicians and others ordering or conducting COVID-19 diagnostic tests to report negative tests. Reporting positive tests was…

Federal Government Releases PPP Loan Data

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) yesterday released data about recipients of loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). For businesses receiving $150,000 or more in PPP funds, SBA…

Main Street Lending Program Now Fully Operational

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today announced that the Main Street Lending Program, which will lend up to $600 billion to small and midsize businesses affected by the…

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