Advisory

Mar 17, 2020
The House of Representatives yesterday passed by unanimous consent a revised version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The revisions made technical corrections to the legislation that the House passed March 14. See…
Mar 16, 2020
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Joint Commission (TJC) said that beginning today, March 16, it will suspend all TJC surveying. The TJC has notified the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of its decision and CMS has agreed, according to an email sent to…
Mar 16, 2020
Information on emergency declaration waivers, nursing homes, respirators, public charge determinations and new testing codes. The Centers for Medicare…
Mar 14, 2020
The House of Representatives today passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Senate is expected to take it up soon.
Mar 13, 2020
As urged by the AHA, President Trump today declared a national emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mar 12, 2020
The House of Representatives yesterday released the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The House could vote on the package as soon as today.
Mar 11, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released a number of new documents related to COVID-19. This includes:
Mar 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 5 released information on the coverage and payment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) under Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Individual and Small Group Markets. CMS also announced that it developed a…
Mar 5, 2020
The Senate today passed an $8.3 billion spending package, to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The House overwhelmingly passed the package yesterday.
Mar 4, 2020
Congressional leaders today reached a deal on an $8.3 billion spending package to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The House passed the bill this afternoon, and the Senate is expected to take it up soon. Select highlights of the package follow.