Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Aug 4, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow health insurers to offer premium reductions for individuals with 2020 coverage in the individual and small group markets when consistent with state law, the agency announced.
Aug 4, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services released specifications for reporting certain COVID-19 laboratory data as required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Aug 4, 2020
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against the Department of Labor regarding its regulations related to certain expanded paid leave authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Aug 4, 2020
President Trump Aug. 3 signed an executive order on “improving rural health and telehealth access,” with directives to: launch a new payment model for rural health care; develop and implement a strategy to improve rural health care infrastructure.
Aug 4, 2020
Leading healthcare groups convened a summit, “Safe, Effective, and Accessible High-Quality Medicines as a Matter of National Security,” on July 27-31 to examine the resilience of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain in light of the current state of global pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Aug 4, 2020
The pandemic has given high-risk patients cause for concern about returning to health care providers for routine care. The impact of this medical distancing won’t be fully understood for some time but, in the meantime, hospitals and health care systems face yet another significant hurdle in a year…
Aug 3, 2020
The National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative awarded $248.7 million in contracts to produce four new laboratory tests and three new point-of-care tests to detect SARS-CoV-2.
Aug 3, 2020
The attached Excel spreadsheet summarizes state hospital association efforts to secure state CARES funds for hospitals.
Aug 1, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday updated its guidance and frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the agency’s request for daily COVID-19-related hospital data reporting. The most notable changes are detailed below, and the updated guidance is effective immediately.