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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.

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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

Medicaid Report on Using Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring for Pediatric Populations with Substance Use Disorder https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/299b9cc

Basic Health Program Funding Methodology Final Notice for Program Year 2021 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2999b1c

8/7 Medicaid Updates

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2993fed

New OSHA Guidance Debunks Fears About Wearing Masks

https://www.law360.com/health/articles/1297443/new-osha-guidance-debunks-fears-about-wearing-masks?nl_pk=02d55b36-6599-424c-b8f1-3ecb99a77192&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health&read_more=1

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: For Providers

https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html

HHS Telemedicine Training Sessions for Ambulatory Providers

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/296c355

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Provider Relief Fund Distribution Update https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2963ffd

NACHC New Medicaid COVID-Related FAQs

https://blog.nachc.org/new-medicaid-covid-related-faqs/

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

https://go.beckershospitalreview.com/drug-and-disease-information-resources-during-covid-19-beyond?utm_campaign=IBM_Webinar_on_demand_5.5.2020&utm_source=email&utm_content=code1

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

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2959dd3

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

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/09/hhs-awards-more-than-21-million-to-support-health-centers-covid-19-response.html

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

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/09/hhs-announces-enhanced-provider-portal-relief-fund-payments-for-safety-net-hospitals-medicaid-chip-providers.html

3 Developments As HHS Officials Paint Dark Pandemic Picture

https://www.law360.com/health/articles/1287674/3-developments-as-hhs-officials-paint-dark-pandemic-picture?nl_pk=02d55b36-6599-424c-b8f1-3ecb99a77192&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health

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

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/press-release/khn-ap-investigate-state-of-nations-public-health-infrastructure-as-it-confronts-challenge-of-covid-19-pandemic/

Contact Tracer Teams Growing Amid New Challenges

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200630/contact-tracer-teams-growing-amid-new-challenges?ecd=wnl_spr_063020&ctr=wnl-spr-063020_nsl-LeadModule_cta&mb=O4CbtsuFAp0UNPcv2BLUROHnVev1imbCfWDQhqmEkxE%3d

Hospitalists Take Triple Aim

https://healthpayerintelligence.com/resources/white-papers/hospitalists-take-triple-aim?eid=CXTEL000000515940&elqCampaignId=14980&utm_source=ded&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dedicated&elqTrackId=9b24f2286c8d4639aa48693b8eaa30f2&elq=9c3a8652efbd489188a67b368120bae7&elqaid=15724&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=14980

Healthcare Moving Closer to Embracing Full Remote Care in 2020

https://healthpayerintelligence.com/resources/white-papers/healthcare-moving-closer-to-embracing-full-remote-care-in-2020?eid=CXTEL000000515940&elqCampaignId=14980&utm_source=ded&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dedicated&elqTrackId=95249451d9484c1f959296a14414d574&elq=9c3a8652efbd489188a67b368120bae7&elqaid=15724&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=14980

COVID-19: Information from the States

https://naspa.us/resource/covid-19-information-from-the-states/

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

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/hospitals-push-for-release-of-50b-more-in-covid-19-funds/579072/

In Case You Missed It: Health Affairs Blog by CMS Administrator Seema Verma – New CMS Payment Model Flexibilities For COVID-19 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28edfea

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

https://340breport.substack.com/p/possibly-hundreds-of-millions-of?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo3MjMwODY4LCJwb3N0X2lkIjo1MTE2MTAsIl8iOiI1RUQvTSIsImlhdCI6MTU5MTE5OTI0MCwiZXhwIjoxNTkxMjAyODQwLCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMjQxNTMiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.CpXsb7QPOl5nfBdQqn1NpmckO7FB6pAn81sWTHFRz3A

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

https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/health_center_program_updates/

What’s New – HRSA.

https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/WebEPSExternal/Interface/Common/News/News.aspx?controlName=ContentTabs

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

https://blog.nachc.org/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

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/chicago-hospitals-end-plans-for-new-south-side-system/578673/

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wWRBYMRmQiajryPgz_tMxg?utm_source=Webinar%3A+ROC+COVID-19+Tool+&utm_campaign=Webinar+ROC+COVID+Tool+June+2020&utm_medium=email


Healthcare Legal News: Coronavirus Edition

https://app.robly.com/archive?id=175606b3bd25732c81cb94a8f52c17ba&v=true&utm_content=c5f018e7b7b0060fe7014ea6d6a73143&utm_campaign=2020-5-26%20Healthcare%20Legal%20News&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

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

https://blog.nachc.org/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

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/20/americans-favor-medical-care-but-not-economic-aid-for-undocumented-immigrants-affected-by-covid-19/


WebMD – Do you need to get an antibody test?

https://blogs.webmd.com/webmd-doctors/20200522/do-i-need-to-get-an-antibody-test?ecd=wnl_spr_052420&ctr=wnl-spr-052420_nsl-LeadModule_title&mb=O4CbtsuFAp0UNPcv2BLUROHnVev1imbCfWDQhqmEkxE%3d

State Policy and COVID-19 

https://mailchi.mp/guttmacher/state-policy-and-covid-19-states-at-risk-for-admitting-privileges-and-more?e=81c6458a72

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

https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/health_center_program_updates/

WebMD Coronavirus Special

http://view.messages.webmd.com/?qs=5f44f90134caf64f99ea86d83639577d96f488e2631183a393fcc94608a38569d8f59668f155d260816fbf5695ab57d4013f6503159f1e77ece0aa7af89c846f9f7bace6f7b7b616aa35653ae7030441

State Network COVID-19 Resources

https://www.statenetwork.org/covid19/

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

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/18/alphabet-verily-is-launching-an-antibody-research-study-for-covid-19.html

COVID-19: What Your Business Needs To Know 

https://www.covid19.polsinelli.com/

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

https://www.law360.com/health/articles/1269783/what-to-watch-as-covid-19-cash-crunch-fuels-hospital-m-a?nl_pk=02d55b36-6599-424c-b8f1-3ecb99a77192&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health

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

https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/products/telehealth-expansion/white-paper

Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-20-003.html

Healthcare Dive May​ 13,​ 2020

https://link.healthcaredive.com/view/5e1ddcaa91d15c3d5420d1a7c36yd.qhf/5efe3239

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

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/pharmacy/32-of-40-drugs-deemed-critical-for-covid-19-in-short-supply.html?origin=PharmacyE&utm_source=PharmacyE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1461D8008834J4F

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

https://ms.informaengage.com/COVID-Impact-Life-Sciences?partnerref=CBI

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

https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/health_center_program_updates/

Polsinelli Webinar Series

https://sites-polsinelli.vuturevx.com/113/2335/may-2020/covid-payor-multi.asp?sid=27e0c0d2-1108-4998-a7ce-8db48f825a5d

HealthcareDive May​ 8,​ 2020 | Today’s news and insights for healthcare leaders https://link.healthcaredive.com/view/5e1ddcaa91d15c3d5420d1a7c22ow.syz/f4ec4d7d

Latest Coronavirus Updates for the Healthcare Community

https://healthpayerintelligence.com/news/latest-coronavirus-updates-for-the-healthcare-community?eid=CXTEL000000515940&elqCampaignId=14392&utm_source=nl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&elqTrackId=68d32dc7edbc4a8093ed41f4ab4461da&elq=fdfe9b4e5d1f4cf2b165e84368027e47&elqaid=15094&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=14392

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

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28af3cf

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

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/05/07/hhs-awards-more-than-half-billion-across-the-nation-to-expand-covid19-testing.html

Technical Assistance Webinar for New COVID-19 Funding Opportunity Announcement https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USOPHSOMH/bulletins/28a3e7c

HHS Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/27/hhs-launches-covid19-uninsured-program-portal.html?utm_campaign=enews20200507&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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

https://blog.nachc.org/notes-from-the-hot-zone-health-centers-launch-testing-sites-at-food-processing-plants/

WebMD Coronavirus 2020 Outbreak: Latest Updates

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200124/coronavirus-2020-outbreak-latest-updates?ecd=wnl_spr_050520&ctr=wnl-spr-050520_nsl-LeadModule_cta&mb=O4CbtsuFAp0UNPcv2BLUROHnVev1imbCfWDQhqmEkxE%3d

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

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28a3b0d

Introducing 340B Health’s New Podcast!

https://www.340bhealth.org/members/podcast/trailer-introducing-the-340b-insight-podcast/?_zs=gN4Kd1&_zl=LhTk6

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

https://www.law360.com/health/articles/1270790/hospital-coronavirus-costs-will-soon-top-200b-aha-says?nl_pk=02d55b36-6599-424c-b8f1-3ecb99a77192&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health

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

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28a1780

HRSA Primary Health Care Digest – Past Issues

https://bphc.hrsa.gov/phc-digest.html

WebMD Coronavirus Special: 

http://view.messages.webmd.com/?qs=03acca982142e12a57739d7adb9d6eac4f861fe43f92e531bf4af2fae1539ac9da74e104aadd23d313c844a16642ef04b3198156d9160e8d77f0792b6a55101a7a93d0a4a952ed1bfb8fb060b1b478b4

Webinar Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates

https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/health_center_program_updates/

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

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/free-covid-19-tests-may-come-with-a-catch.html?origin=PayerE&utm_source=PayerE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=1461D8008834J4F

Trump Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID-19 Pandemic https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2894a1b

Leveraging Medicaid Administrative Claiming for Health Centers

https://blog.nachc.org/leveraging-medicaid-administrative-claiming-for-health-centers/

10 Things You Need to Clean After Coronavirus or the Flu

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/10-things-you-need-to-clean-after-coronavirus-or-the-flu/ss-BB1371fG?ocid=spartandhp

NYS Health Foundation Resource Page

https://nyshealthfoundation.org/resource/covid-19-resources-for-grantees/?utm_source=Sandman+letter+to+field+April+2020&utm_campaign=Sandman+letter+to+the+field+April+2020&utm_medium=email

What COVID-19 Has Laid Bare

https://blog.nachc.org/what-covid-19-has-laid-bare/

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

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200421.150893/full/

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

https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/patient-education/mental-health-webinar-series.html

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

https://www.law360.com/articles/1268134/coronavirus-regulations-a-state-by-state-week-in-review?nl_pk=02d55b36-6599-424c-b8f1-3ecb99a77192&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=special

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

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-shows-remdesivir-accelerates-recovery-advanced-covid-19

Webinar – With Macrae: Health Center Program Updates

https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/health_center_program_updates/

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

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/only-3-of-14-antibody-tests-deliver-reliable-results-researchers-find.html

Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to IRS.gov – A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2020/#4-2020-7

Live interview with Andy Slavitt, a former Medicaid and Medicare official, about the coronavirus’ effect on health care https://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/09/andy-slavitt-coronavirus-virtual-event/

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

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/22/texas-eviction-coronavirus-relief/

Messages from 6 hospital leaders to those resisting social distancing

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/messages-from-6-hospital-leaders-to-those-resisting-social-distancing-as-healthcare-workers-we-urge-you-to-reconsider.html

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

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/wsj-hhs-chief-s-missteps-delayed-covid-19-response.html

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

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28808a3

Telehealth in the States During COVID-19

https://blog.nachc.org/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

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/287e4b2

HRSA COVID 19 Resources

https://www.hrsa.gov/opa/COVID-19-resources

COVID-19 Toolkit

http://www.hcadvocacy.org/coronavirus/

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

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/expert-us-panel-develops-nih-treatment-guidelines-covid-19

Statement from Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) https://m.news.hfma.org/rest/head/mirrorPage/@8HlcMnV5dGks4bOjHJj6XHUi0NIoni9QunZ19Eq8e6M0IGaa3rFH6VGqjR8GDmWZZlyGpPBzQ6j-nliH3ZC6rC8kx6Kt3mlefuIqb3boSZX6zzR_.html?deliveryName=MEM_Aquisition_Express_FY20_20200420

CMS Issues Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2877916

A Message from NACD

http://news.content.smithbucklin.com/nacd/042020.html#1112425

Vaccines in Development for COVID-19

https://www.pharmacist.com/sites/default/files/audience/APhACOVID-19VaccinesinDevelopment0420_web.pdf

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

https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/coronavirus/

COVID-19 Resources and Training for You

https://www.pharmacist.com/coronavirus/resources-training

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

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-statements-on-authorizing-licensed-pharmacists-to-order-and-administer-covid-19-tests.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth.html

COVID-19 coding and guidance

https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/cpt/covid-19-coding-and-guidance

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

https://nachc.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=nachc&service=6&rnd=0.7997903491566806&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnachc.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004c6d7eb810cfd4dbb3d274201b78dad743664f23a6ab7de11146d10df3320166c%26siteurl%3Dnachc%26confViewID%3D157988351220168302%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAASM0kA8Bdbciqj6shpacLDFftPojsJyf2gVlIhFCIGePA2%26

Hospital Without Walls Webinar 

https://sites-polsinelli.vuturevx.com/113/2268/april-2020/4.17-reminder.asp?sid=68f87f44-84bc-40e9-9b9a-1bb0038d7fa3

NYSHealth Commits $2 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

https://nyshealthfoundation.org/2020/04/13/nyshealth-commits-2-million-for-covid-19-response-efforts/?utm_source=COVID-19+grants+announcement&utm_campaign=COVID-19+grant+awards+April+2020&utm_medium=email

AHRQ Grant Announcements Update

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-20-009.html

Telehealth, COVID-19 & Health Centers

https://blog.nachc.org/telehealth-covid-19-health-centers/

CMS News Alert April 13, 2020

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2864063

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

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-awards-billion-to-health-centers-in-historic-covid19-response.html

Health Strategies Podcast 

https://www.xtelligentmedia.com/podcasts?eid=CXTEL000000515940&elqCampaignId=13982&utm_source=ded&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dedicated&elqTrackId=f7b664e07cd14468adf496878a548a3f&elq=bfe11e1d90e74eeaa1da7879feeb0c94&elqaid=14688&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=13982

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

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2851cca

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

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nida-director-outlines-potential-risks-people-who-smoke-use-drugs-during-covid-19-pandemic

Recordings for CMS National Stakeholder Calls on COVID-19

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28470b9

AMA quick guide to telemedicine in practice

https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/ama-quick-guide-telemedicine-practice

The Affordable Care Act Federal Upper Limits Have Been Updated

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28457f1

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

https://secure.340bhealth.org/Shared_Content/Events/Event-Display-RT.aspx?EventKey=WEBAUD120

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

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-makes-sweeping-regulatory-changes-help-us-healthcare-system-address-covid-19 

CMS Approves 38th Section 1135 Waiver 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/28400a6

HRSA – Manufacturer Notices to Covered Entities

https://www.hrsa.gov/opa/manufacturer-notices/index.html

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 apexusanswers@340Bpup.com. For more information on registration guidelines visit https://www.hrsa.gov/opa/eligibility-and-registration/index.html.

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 340baudit@thebizzellgroup.com.

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

https://www.ahip.org/health-insurance-providers-respond-to-coronavirus-covid-19/

COVID-19 Search Intensity Monitoring

https://covid19map.uptodate.com/

HITAC to Seek Input on COVID-19 Task Force Priorities

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/information-technology/onc-advisory-group-add-covid-19-task-force

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

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/trump-signs-2t-stimulus-package-clearing-100b-for-struggling-hospitals/574943/

CMS Approves 34th State Request for Medicaid Emergency Waivers

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-approves-34th-state-request-medicaid-emergency-waivers

CHCs Receive $100M for COVID-19 Response

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/community-health-centers-coronavirus-funding/574811/

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 340Bpricing@hrsa.gov 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 http://www.nachc.org/coronavirus/.

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

https://bphc.hrsa.gov/emergency-response/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions.html

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

http://www/340bhealth.org

https://www.340bhealth.org/members/government-resources/covid-19-resources/

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Whitehouse Coronavirus Guidelines for America

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/coronavirus-guidelines-america/

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

https://www.hrsa.gov/opa/eligibility-and-registration/index.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMYM9zdqM0

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

CMS has launched a dedicated, Medicaid.gov, 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:  https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/covid19/index.html

A news alert with further information can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/covid-19-response-news-alert-cms-frequently-asked-questions-faqs-state-medicaid-and-childrens-health

Direct Relief- https://www.directrelief.org/

See what Direct Relief is doing in the US and across the globe https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/coronavirus-outbreak/

New York: https://nyshealthfoundation.org/resource/covid-19-resources-for-grantees/

Maine: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEHHS/bulletins/2839dcb

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

https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/downloads/covid-19-section-6008-faqs.pdf