HHS has announced how it will allocate the remaining $70 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund under the CARES Act. $20 billion will be sent as a general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers based on 2018 net patient revenue. Providers will need to submit their revenue information to a portal opening later this week that will be linked from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund website. Part of the $100 billion Provider Relief Fund will also go toward reimbursing providers for COVID-related treatment of uninsured patients. Registration for the program opens on April 27, and providers can begin submitting claims in early May (click here for more information).
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.