On the Floor of the House of Representatives today, Iexpressed mysupport for additional funding to the Paycheck Protection Program and requested Congressstop wastingtime in providing support for the American people.
National Update: The Food and Drug Administration issued temporary guidance on repackaging or combining propofol drug productsduring the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance regarding implementation of the CARES Act provision to temporarily suspend the two percent payment reduction for Medicare Advantage, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, and Medicare-Medicaid Plans from May 1 to December 31, 2020.
CMS also released a toolkit with resources to help guide states as they work to achieve broader telehealth coverage for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries.
The Treasury Department released guidance and a FAQ documentabout the $150 billion in funding for states and certain local governments to help cover unexpected costs resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
According to a University of Texas at Austin model, there is a 64 percentprobability that Texas has already seen its peak in first-wave COVID-19 deaths.