Coronavirus update for Wednesday, May 27 as of 2:30 p.m.

NASH Advocacy

  • NASH has written to congressional leaders and asked them to include forgiveness for loans provided to hospitals through the CARES Act’s Accelerated and Advance Payment Program in future COVID-19/economic stimulus legislation.  The letter notes how helpful the loans were but also explains that private safety-net hospitals continue to face major financial challenges, including a possible second wave of COVID-19 cases.  See that letter here.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Department of Health and Human Services

  • ASPR TRACIE, sponsored by HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to provide Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) services, in collaboration with the HHS/FEMA COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force, is hosting the webinar “Ensuring Healthcare Safety Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic” to share experiences and lessons learned from innovators in the field. Learn more here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration

Federal Funding Opportunities for Hospitals

  • NASH has prepared a document that collects and presents in one place the various new federal funding opportunities for hospital resulting from legislation addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Find that document here.

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