Coronavirus update for Tuesday, June 16 as of 2:30 p.m.

Department of Health and Human Services

  • HHS has updated its CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQ, adding new questions on pages 9 and 32 that are labeled “Added 6/13/2020” and new questions on pages 8, 14, and 31 that are labeled “Added 6/15/2020.” Hospitals should pay particular attention to the new question and answer at the top of page 9 (added 6/13/2020), which describes the reporting requirements of grant recipients to ensure their compliance with the program’s terms and conditions.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS Stakeholder Calls

Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19

“Lessons from the Front Lines” calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force.  Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their COVID-19 response.  There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters.

Call details are below. Conference lines are limited so CMS encourages interested parties to join via audio webcast.

Friday, June 19 at 12:30 – 2:00 PM (eastern)

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In:  833-614-0820; Access Code:  2258722

Web Link:  go here.

Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Federal Funding Opportunities for Hospitals

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

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