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Author: UCA Admin/Thursday, May 14, 2020/Categories: Industry News
Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act)
Key Provisions for Urgent Care Centers
Information provided by Camille Bonta, MHS; Principal, Summit Health Care Consulting, and UCA Policy Consultant
This week, Democrats in the House of Representatives released a proposal for the next phase of major COVID-19 relief legislation – the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. A vote on the bill is expected in the House on Friday.
Following are notable provisions, among many, that are relevant to urgent care centers:
Requires states to list testing sites.
Authorizes another $100 billion for the Provider Relief Fund, but this time with more strings attached.
Modifies the Paycheck Protection Program by:
Creates a HEROES fund for essential workers.
Modifies the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs during the COVID-19 emergency. Specifically, for Part B providers, the legislation modifies the terms of the advance payments by:
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