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 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.

Application Period Begins for North Carolina Financial Support Program for Practices

North Carolina’s state-funded Financial Recovery Program, which offers financial support to practices experiencing financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now accepting applications.

Small Business Administration Clarifies Guidance on Ownership Changes for Small Businesses With PPP Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued guidance clarifying when small businesses with Paycheck Protection Program loans need to receive approval for changes of ownership.

Some Payors’ Cost-Sharing Waivers for Telehealth Set to Expire

Many cost-sharing waivers for telehealth established by commercial health insurers during the COVID-19 public health emergency are set to end in the coming months.

Additional States Release COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

New Jersey and New York have released contact tracing apps that residents can install on their mobile phones, similar to the apps from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Curi Updates Drive-Through Flu Clinic FAQs to Include Workflow for Offering Shots

Curi has added Avance Care’s COVID-19 Toolkit for Independent Primary Care Providers, which includes workflow processes for curbside flu shots, to our FAQs about drive-through flu clinics.

States Release COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Multiple states in Curi’s core geographic footprint have recently released contact tracing apps that residents can install on their mobile phones. To learn more about the…

HHS Announces New Round of Provider Relief Fund Grants

The federal Department of Health and Human Services today announced an additional $20 billion in funding for providers. Beginning Oct. 5, providers that have already received Provider…

Changes to Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Program Repayment Terms Benefit Providers

Revisions to the repayment provisions of the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments program have been included as part of a federal government funding bill signed into law this…

Study on COVID-19 Effect on Clinician Mental and Physical Health Seeks Participants

A research study on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on providers’ mental and physical health is looking for enrollees. Providers can click here to sign up.

Federal Reserve Updates Main Street Lending Program FAQs to Encourage Broader Lending

The Federal Reserve on Friday updated the FAQs for the Main Street Lending Program to encourage banks to consider borrowers’ pre- and post-pandemic financial condition when reviewing loan…

HHS Releases Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released details about reporting requirements and auditing for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. HHS has also moved the…

HR|Experts Webinar Addresses FFCRA Leave Rule Updates

A newly available webinar from Curi’s on-call human resources consultant, Dee Brown, addresses the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent changes to who qualifies for emergency paid sick leave…

FDA Publishes COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Performance Data

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released comparative performance data for some authorized COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests. This move will support physicians and practices in…

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