COVID-19 Federal Response Update – Friday, May 29, 2020

By Capitol Associates, Inc.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a new fact sheet to help state and local governments developing “alternate care sites” understand how to seek payments through CMS programs (Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP) for acute inpatient and outpatient care furnished at the site. Alternate care site is a broad term for any building or structure that is temporarily converted or newly erected for healthcare use.

COVID-19 Federal Response Update – Tuesday, May 26, 2020

By Capitol Associates, Inc.
Several prominent Republicans began discussing the party’s priorities for the next COVID-19 relief bill. White House Chief Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow said President Trump might support a “back to work bonus.” This bonus could replace or supplement the temporary increase to unemployment benefits. Versions of this proposal have been introduced by Republicans in the Senate. They believe maintaining the increased unemployment benefits could incentivize unemployed people to refrain from seeking employment.