Federal Legislation: Announcements and Analysis

Federal Legislation & Regulations: Announcements and Analysis
 

House Passes Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act 

Department of Treasury FAQ on the Paycheck Protection Program, Updated May 3, 2020 (PDF) 

Paycheck Protection Program Applications Resumed

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance 

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund 

Update for May 21, 2020: HHS released information on the Provider Relief Fund deadline for submitting revenue information. HHS is reminding eligible providers that they have until June 3, 2020, to accept the Terms and Conditions and submit their revenue information to support receiving an additional payment from the Provider Relief Fund $50 billion General Distribution. All providers who automatically received an additional General Distribution payment prior to 5:00 pm, Friday, April 24th, must provide HHS with an accounting of their annual revenues by submitting tax forms or financial statements. These providers must also agree to the program Terms and Conditions if they wish to keep the funds. Providers who have cases pending before the department for adjudication with regard to eligibility for general distribution funding will not be impacted by this closure.

All cases needing individual adjudication will need to be received by HHS no later than June 3, 2020. Additionally, HHS updated the FAQ document that addresses questions of eligibility, attestation, rejecting payments, terms and conditions, appeals, publication of payment data, funding formulas, change of ownership and other related information about each of the distributions from the Provider Relief Fund.

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HHS has extended the deadline for healthcare providers, including chiropractors, to attest to receipt of payments from the Provider Relief Fund and accept the Terms and Conditions. Providers will now have 45 days, increased from 30 days, from the date they receive a payment to attest and accept the Terms and Conditions or return the funds.  See more on the attestation process here

Second Wave of Provider Relief Payments Under CARES Act Commences 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recognizing the importance of delivering funds in a fast and transparent manner, announced that $30 billion is being distributed to eligible providers, including chiropractors, throughout the American healthcare system. These are payments, not loans, to healthcare providers, and will not need to be repaidRead more here

HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund 

HHS Payment Attestation Clarification

FAQ: Public Health and Social Service Emergency Fund 

Doctors of chiropractic are now eligible to secure funds under the federal Accelerated/Advance Payment Program.  In order to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded the current Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers and physicians, including chiropractors.  See CMS Fact Sheet on how to apply. 

CARES Act

Department of Education Guidance on Student Loan Relief from the CARES Act 

Department of Labor Guidance on Health Clinics’ Responsibility to Provide Sick/Parental Leave 

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Applications Open Friday 4/3 

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Resources 

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses 

How to apply for an SBA loan 

Employee Retention Credit FAQs 

ACA Briefing for State Chiropractic Associations and ACA Delegates on how federal relief package could impact patients and practices (AUDIO) 

Provisions of interest to chiropractors address student loans, small business loans, employee retention, and individual rebates 

New Small Business Relief Provisions Aimed at Healthcare Providers