From the Provider Relief Fund to workplace safety, keep up with the latest federal COVID-19 updates affecting healthcare providers and the public.
CMS issued an IFC requiring COVID vaccination of staff at all facilities regulated under Medicare CoPs, Conditions for Coverage, or Requirements for Participation, including hospitals.
FEMA is supporting equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to adults and children by continuing to offer funding for state, tribal, territorial and local vaccination efforts.
Speakers from the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center discuss the impact of the pediatric surge during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants must submit TINs to the IRS for validation by Oct. 26, and complete and submit Phase 4/ARP applications by Nov. 3.
HRSA announced the portal is now open for providers to apply for $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. AHA's bulletin encourages members to apply for this funding as soon as possible.
CDC recommends urgent action to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant, who are trying to become pregnant, or who might become pregnant in the future.
HHS announced several updates related to the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources.
State, Tribal and Territorial governments across the nation are experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, resulting in renewed strains on medical personnel availability.
A Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Data Entry workbook is available to assist providers as they complete the reporting process.
The PRF reporting portal is open for providers to report on use of payments received between April 10 and June 30, 2020. HRSA posted a workbook and a user guide to assist providers with reporting.
OSHA issued a final emergency rule requiring healthcare employers to protect workers against on-the-job COVID-19 infection. The emergency temporary standard applies only to the healthcare sector.
HHS announced new deadlines for using and reporting on payments received from the Provider Relief Fund. Review the deadlines and other important details.
IHA wrote HHS to request a swift release of remaining PRF funds. IHA also requested that HHS extended the utilization period beyond June 30, 2021.
COVID-19-positive patients can learn more about the option of monoclonal antibody treatment in this fact sheet.
HHS and CMS provided funding through MAAPP without which most of our hospitals would be unable to continue serving their communities. IHA urges the agencies to adjust the final settlement date.
IHA has worked closely with government officials to ensure Illinois hospitals have the resources and support they need to respond to COVID-19. See previous federal updates related to the pandemic.