March 30, 2020 2:39 pm Health Policy | Practice Finances CMS Expands Support for Providers With Financial Challenges CMS has released a fact sheet detailing how providers can quickly access funds through its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program. These funds may support practices and other entities facing cash flow problems during the pandemic, but practices should carefully consider the associated repayment and recoupment terms described in the fact sheet before deciding to take advantage of this program. 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.