(From a Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Release of March 24, 2020) Today, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (the “Act”). The House and Senate passed the Act on April 21 and April 23, respectively. The Act allocates an additional $484 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and to provide funds for hospitals and coronavirus testing.
Friday, April 17, 2020, Tallahassee – The national economic forecast looks grim, at least for the immediate future, according to a letter Fla. Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) shared with fellow Senators yesterday. However, Galvano’s economic forecast didn’t specifically detail the effects to Florida’s own state budget, approved last month by the Legislature but still pending presentation to the Governor for his action.
Infinedi has announced the launch of a new analytic web portal, designed to send a message of HOPE to their clients and partner groups like the FCA. Infinedi and its sister company, QVH Systems, are leaders in health care analytics. Their team has developed a unique portal to let their partners and clients know that there is HOPE in the midst of this pandemic. Click on the map image below to access the portal and view the counts of unique patient visits across all provider types, as well as the national gain and loss of those visits over the last few weeks.
See this HHS document for Relief Fund Payment Terms and Conditions.
The applicable and questionable terms are this, along with the highlighted sections to suggest that DCs CAN seek CARES fund relief:
HHS appears to be defining these terms very broadly to keep these offices going. See this pertinent bullet point below from https://www.hhs.gov/provider-relief/index.html.