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In order to provide you with critical information about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects your organization, we will regularly update this page with critical information and links to industry, state and federal resources.


HRSA has published a HRSA COVID resource page regarding COVID-19 and 340B Compliance. Most topics of interest are addressed under the FAQ section of the page. Please continue to refer to this page for ongoing developments.

In addition, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) resource page also contains up-to-date information concerning your operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Breaking News & Highlights

Trump Administration Acts to Ensure Coverage of Life-Saving COVID-19 Vaccines & Therapeutics

NIH scientists discover key pathway in lysosomes that coronaviruses use to exit cells

Special 10/6 Medicaid Update Email

Medicaid Report on Using Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring for Pediatric Populations with Substance Use Disorder

Basic Health Program Funding Methodology Final Notice for Program Year 2021

8/7 Medicaid Updates

New OSHA Guidance Debunks Fears About Wearing Masks

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: For Providers

HHS Telemedicine Training Sessions for Ambulatory Providers

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Provider Relief Fund Distribution Update

NACHC New Medicaid COVID-Related FAQs

On-Demand Webinar. Drug and disease information resources during COVID-19 & beyond

Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation – Implementation Timeline Extension and Revised Frequently Asked Questions State Medicaid Director Letter

HHS Awards More Than $21 Million to Support Health Centers’ COVID-19 Response

HHS Announces Enhanced Provider Portal, Relief Fund Payments for Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers

3 Developments As HHS Officials Paint Dark Pandemic Picture

AP Investigate the State of the Nation’s Public Health Infrastructure as It Confronts the Challenge of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Contact Tracer Teams Growing Amid New Challenges

Hospitalists Take Triple Aim

Healthcare Moving Closer to Embracing Full Remote Care in 2020

COVID-19: Information from the States

Hospitals push for the release of $50B more in COVID-19 funds

In Case You Missed It: Health Affairs Blog by CMS Administrator Seema Verma – New CMS Payment Model Flexibilities For COVID-19

Possibly Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Annually in Lost 340B Savings Draw Closer in California

Webinar Series, Thursday, 4th June. Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates

What’s New – HRSA.

State Directed Payment Arrangements to Support Behavioral Health Services during COVID-19

Chicago hospitals blame 11th-hour legislation shakeup for ending $1B South Side project

NYSHealth Webinar: ROC COVID-19: A Screening Tool for Communities

Healthcare Legal News: Coronavirus Edition

Reimagining Oral Health Care in Health Centers Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Americans favor medical care but not economic aid for undocumented immigrants affected by COVID-19

WebMD – Do you need to get an antibody test?

State Policy and COVID-19

Webinar Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates Thursday, June 4 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

WebMD Coronavirus Special

State Network COVID-19 Resources

Google sister-company Verily is launching an antibody research study for Covid-19

COVID-19: What Your Business Needs To Know

What To Watch As COVID-19 Cash Crunch Fuels Hospital M&A

The Evidence Base for Telehealth: Reassurance in the Face of Rapid Expansion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01)

Healthcare Dive May​ 13,​ 2020

32 of 40 drugs deemed critical for COVID-19 in short supply

CBI Webinar Series – COVID Impact to Life Sciences – Finance, Tax, and Supply Chain Implications

Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates Tuesday, May 19 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Polsinelli Webinar Series

HealthcareDive May​ 8,​ 2020 | Today’s news and insights for healthcare leaders

Latest Coronavirus Updates for the Healthcare Community

CMS NEWS ALERT: May 11, 2020 (COVID-19)

HHS Awards More than Half Billion Dollars Across the Nation to Expand COVID-19 Testing

Technical Assistance Webinar for New COVID-19 Funding Opportunity Announcement

HHS Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

Notes from the Hot Zone: Health Centers Launch Testing Sites at Food Processing Plants

WebMD Coronavirus 2020 Outbreak: Latest Updates

CMS NEWS ALERT: May 6, 2020 (COVID-19)

Introducing 340B Health’s New Podcast!

Hospital Coronavirus Costs Will Soon Top $200B, AHA Says

CMS NEWS ALERT: May 5, 2020 (COVID-19)

HRSA Primary Health Care Digest – Past Issues

WebMD Coronavirus Special:

Webinar Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates

‘Free’ COVID-19 tests may come with a catch

Trump Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID-19 Pandemic

Leveraging Medicaid Administrative Claiming for Health Centers

10 Things You Need to Clean After Coronavirus or the Flu

NYS Health Foundation Resource Page

What COVID-19 Has Laid Bare

Aggregating Counties To Hospital Referral Regions Shows That COVID-19 Is Everywhere

Mental Health Webinar Series – Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19

Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

NIH clinical trial shows Remdesivir accelerates recovery from advanced COVID-19

Webinar – With Macrae: Health Center Program Updates

Only 3 of 14 antibody tests deliver reliable results, researchers find.

Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to – A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

Live interview with Andy Slavitt, a former Medicaid and Medicare official, about the coronavirus’ effect on health care

CORONAVIRUS IN TEXAS You might be protected from eviction until Aug. 23.

Messages from 6 hospital leaders to those resisting social distancing

WSJ: HHS chief’s missteps delayed COVID-19 response

CMS NEWS ALERT: April 23, 2020 (COVID-19)

Telehealth in the States During COVID-19

CMS Releases Additional Blanket Waivers for Long-Term Care Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Intermediate Care Facilities

HRSA COVID 19 Resources

COVID-19 Toolkit

Expert U.S. panel develops NIH treatment guidelines for COVID-19

Statement from Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

CMS Issues Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19

A Message from NACD

Vaccines in Development for COVID-19

Texas State Board of Pharmacy Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

COVID-19 Resources and Training for You

HHS Statements on Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests

Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 coding and guidance

Webinar – Financial Preparedness in the Midst of a Crisis: Friday, April 17, 2020 3:30 pm ET

Hospital Without Walls Webinar

NYSHealth Commits $2 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

AHRQ Grant Announcements Update

Telehealth, COVID-19 & Health Centers

CMS News Alert April 13, 2020

HHS Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers in Historic U.S. Response to COVID-19

Health Strategies Podcast

CMS NEWS ALERT: April 6, 2020 (COVID-19)

NIDA Director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic

Recordings for CMS National Stakeholder Calls on COVID-19

AMA quick guide to telemedicine in practice

The Affordable Care Act Federal Upper Limits Have Been Updated

HRSA Webinar, Audit Trends: Findings and Focus Points. Thursday, April 2nd.

Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge 

CMS Approves 38th Section 1135 Waiver

HRSA – Manufacturer Notices to Covered Entities

UPDATED: HRSA Registration Period

The upcoming registration period will remain the same for now per HRSA OPA. However, HRSA is aware that COVID-19 issues may affect some hospitals ability to complete registration promptly. HRSA will evaluate requests to register outside of the quarterly dates on a case-by-case basis. All requests should be sent to 340B Prime Vendor at For more information on registration guidelines visit

UPDATED: Patient Definitions for COVID-19 Related Treatment

Based on recent enforcement through 340B audits, HRSA appears to be less focused on the location of the care and more focused on the relationship the hospital has with the patient. An abbreviated health record such as a single form or note page “may be adequate” during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Such records should still “identify the patient, record the medical evaluation and the treatment provided or prescribed.” HRSA also states that “emergency documentation should be generated” to make clear the relationship between volunteer health professionals and the CE.

UPDATE: HRSA Audit Updates

We understand that all HRSA audits scheduled over the next couple of months will be conducted virtually. Many audits have been postponed either to prepare for remote auditing or at the request of the covered entity. HRSA is moving towards conducting 340B Program audits remotely for the next several months. You may request a postponement or ask to keep your existing audit date. You do not need to provide a lengthy description of the issues your organization is facing that prompt the request for postponement. If you are currently involved in an audit, contact the Bizzell Group on the specifics of your request

Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – AHIP

COVID-19 Search Intensity Monitoring

HITAC to Seek Input on COVID-19 Task Force Priorities

Trump Signs $2T Stimulus Package, Clearing $100B for Struggling Hospitals

CMS Approves 34th State Request for Medicaid Emergency Waivers

CHCs Receive $100M for COVID-19 Response

GPO prohibition for 340B hospitals

Hospitals are still subject to GPO prohibition; however, an entity may attempt to purchase drug at WAC and if unable, the hospital may use a GPO if in public health emergency only, and only if, it notifies OPA. Contact immediately in this situation.

Regarding Telehealth and COVID-19

HRSA recommends CEs outline the use of these modalities in their P&Ps and ensure auditable records are maintained for each eligible patient dispensed a 340B drug.

NACHC COVID-19 Webinar Series

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is hosting a webinar series on COVID-19. Find upcoming webinars and links to join or listen to recordings at

Additional Industry, Federal and State COVID-19 Resources:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Informational site for health centers by the Bureau of Primary Care, HRSA

340B Health has a COVID-19 Resource Center for Members


CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019

Whitehouse Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Guidance to 340B providers participating in relief efforts during the Public Health Emergency Declaration by the Secretary

NCTRC Webinar – Telehealth and COVID 19 – YouTube, March 19, 2020

White House Task Force. To keep up with the work the White Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 go to

CMS has launched a dedicated,, COVID-19 resource page which is continually updated with relevant information.

The complete COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP agencies, including those previously issued and those, just released, can be found here:

A news alert with further information can be found here:

Direct Relief-

See what Direct Relief is doing in the US and across the globe

New York:


Increased FMAP – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Public Law 116-127)