October 1, 2020 5:13 pm Practice Finances 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 Relief Fund payments may apply for additional funding that takes into account financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by treating COVID-19. Additionally, some behavioral health providers and providers that began practicing in 2020 will also be eligible for the first time. The application deadline is Nov. 6. To learn more, click here. 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.