Reviewing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Last week, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed and signed into law, providing more than $2 trillion in emergency funding to shore up the ailing economy and provide financial relief to struggling individuals and businesses. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, CMS released an interim final rule providing policy changes on March 30, 2020 and has issued numerous waivers.

During this Advisor Live webinar, Aisha Pittman (VP, Policy) alongside Duanne Pearson (VP, Advocacy) and Melissa Medeiros (Director, Payment Policy & Analysis) will:

  • Provide a summary of the provider-specific provisions within the CARES Act;
  • Review flexibilities and guidance provided by HHS
  • Share resources and guidance to help hospital leaders navigate and utilize the emergency support that Congress has implemented.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • $100 billion allocated for a new program to provide grants to hospitals to cover unreimbursed healthcare related expenses or lost revenues attributable to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus
  • Medicare inpatient add-on payment for COVID-19 patients
  • Sequestration cuts
  • Medicare accelerated/advanced payments
  • Waivers, including telehealth
  • Data submission related to COVID-19
  • Quality and APM uncontrollable circumstances policies


Aisha Pittman
Vice President, Policy, Premier

Duanne Pearson
Vice President, Advocacy, Premier

Melissa Medeiros
Director, Payment Policy and Analysis, Premier


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