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May 27, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending more than 438,000 non-contact infrared thermometers from the Strategic National Stockpile to state, territorial and tribal governments to distribute to local authorities and businesses based on their priorities as the nation’s workplaces and economy reopen, the agency announced.
May 26, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim guidelines for serologic methods used for monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 26, 2020
he Department of Health and Human Services began distributing $500 million in Public Health and Social Services Emergency Funds allocated to tribal hospitals, clinics and urban programs.
May 26, 2020
AHA voiced support for the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 6886), legislation introduced this month by Reps. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and Dean Phillips, D-Minn.
May 26, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for health care providers to attest to receipt of payments from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund and accept the terms and conditions.
May 22, 2020
CMS issued a rule finalizing certain telehealth and network adequacy proposals for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans for contract years 2021 and 2022, as well as certain provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and 21st Century Cures Act, among other changes. The agency plans to issue a separate final rule to address other remaining provisions of the proposed rule.
May 22, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved two abbreviated new drug applications expected to alleviate shortages and help during the COVID-19 emergency.
May 22, 2020
The FDA updated two guidances for the temporary compounding of certain drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients.
May 22, 2020
The FDA posted a list of COVID-19 antibody tests that will no longer be marketed because they have not been authorized for emergency use under its revised policy, or the manufacturer withdrew them from the list of tests under review for emergency use.
May 22, 2020
HHS announced that it has begun distributing nearly $4.9 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to skilled nursing facilities to help them combat COVID-19.