A Doctor's note on Coronavirus

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Washington, April 27, 2020 | comments


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.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

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