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A Doctor's note on Coronavirus

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Washington, April 27, 2020 | comments

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April 27, 2020


Dear Friends,

This morning, the Paycheck Protection Program started to receive applications again. The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department provided a FAQ document to aid borrowers and lenders.

National Update:
The Department of Health and Human Services launched its COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal today. Providers who have tested uninsured individuals for COVID-19 or have treated uninsured COVID-19 patients on or after February 4, 2020, can access more information here about submitting claims for reimbursement.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will be re-evaluating the amounts paid out under the Accelerated Payment Program and suspending the Advanced Payment Program to Part B Suppliers.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released additional resources to address food and worker safety during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

  • FDA also released updated information regarding the manufacturing of alcohol-based sanitizer.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded $360 million in grants to increase access to and the quality of community mental and substance use disorder treatment services.


Texas Update:
The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of State Health Services have an interactive COVID-19 testing site map to help Texans find one of the 340 test collection sites that is closest to them.

Until tomorrow, this is your doctor's note.
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Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

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