Coronavirus Update for Thursday, June 18

Coronavirus update for Thursday, June 18 as of 3:00 p.m.

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund – Medicaid and SCHIP-Only Distribution Webcasts

On its Provider Relief Fund web page, HHS has posted the following notice:

HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers through the Provider Relief Fund.  Join our webcast to learn more about the application process.  Please pre-register to reserve a spot on your preferred date:

Department of Health and Human Services

  • HHS has published “Healthcare System Considerations for Resumption of Services During COVID-19,” which highlights interrelated issues for the health care system to consider as systems address their current status, restore services that have been curbed, maintain readiness for potential future waves of COVID-19 patients, and adapt to improve their operations based on lessons learned.
  • COVID-19 Clinical Rounds Peer-to-Peer Virtual Communities of Practice are a collaborative effort between HHS’s Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center, and Project ECHO. These interactive virtual learning sessions aim to create a peer-to-peer learning network where clinicians from the U.S. and abroad who have experience treating patients with COVID-19 share their challenges and successes; time for participant Q & A is also included.  Three webinar topics are covered every week:
    • EMS: Patient Care and Operations (Mondays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)
    • Critical Care: Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations (Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)
    • Emergency Department: Patient Care and Clinical Operations (Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)

Find previous webinars and sign up to receive information on upcoming webinars.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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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