We continue to urge practices to be ready to apply for federal Paycheck Protection Program funds likely coming available later this week as part of the evolving second-round bill, which is meant to address small businesses that did not receive funds in the first round. Because funds are expected to quickly run out in this round too, practices should consider talking to their banks about potentially submitting an application even before the bill officially becomes law. Practices seeking support with this application may reach out to Curi partners Medical Management Associates, Inc., or Smith Anderson, as part of our offer of a free practice management consultation session of up to one hour. For MMA, email email@example.com, and for Smith Anderson, contact Robert Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-260-2720. Please identify the name of your Curi-affiliated practice when you reach out.
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.