Health Centers That Use HRSA COVID-19 Emergency Grant Funding to Pay Salaries Must Have Policies in Place That Authorize This Payment

June 5, 2020

  Health Centers That Use HRSA COVID-19 Emergency Grant Funding to Pay Salaries, Including Hazard Pay or a “Pandemic Premium” Must Have Policies and Procedures in Place That Authorize This Payment The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded millions of dollars in federal …

Overhaul To Paycheck Protection Program

June 4, 2020

  On June 3rd, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Bill”), which was previously passed by the House. This Bill, if signed by the President, will amend the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) in certain significant ways, some of which are detailed below. The Bill sets a minimum maturity date …

CMS Ties State Nursing Home Survey Compliance To Cares Act Funding, Directs States To Expand Survey Activity

  In connection with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are incentivizing states to complete Focused Infection Control surveys for nursing homes by initiating a performance-based funding requirement which ties the completion of the surveys to the states’ eligibility for grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic …

New York Allows Dentistry Practices To Open Statewide

June 2, 2020

  On May 31st , New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release stating that all New York dentists can reopen statewide beginning June 1, 2020. As dental practices open, they “will be subject to state guidance on best practices for safety and social distancing.” Dental practices are required to affirm their understanding of, …

Treasury Issues Guidance on Review Procedures and Loan Forgiveness Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

May 28, 2020

  On May 22nd, the Department of the Treasury issued two new interim final rules relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). These are the Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities and the Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness. The Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review …