November 30, 2021 4:54 pm Health Policy | Practice Finances $7.5 Billion Disbursed for Rural Providers HHS last week began releasing $7.5 billion for providers who serve rural Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare beneficiaries. The funds, which are disbursed from the American Rescue Plan (ARP), are designed to support a set of providers who have faced particular financial challenges during the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to learn more. SHARE News & Knowledge All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.