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From ANCOR:

With the Senate’s COVID-19 funding bill stalled all of Monday, the House has had time to release its competing legislation. We’re hearing from Capitol Hill insiders that your advocacy is making a difference in ongoing negotiations between both chambers, so please keep the pressure on your members of Congress!

The Ask: Use this email tool to include intellectual / developmental disability (I/DD) supports in provisions creating emergency funds and small business loans.

The Details: Yesterday, the Senate Republican leadership did not receive enough votes for its proposed COVID-19 stimulus package, forcing negotiations to continue between Senate Democrats and Republicans, and open up to House Democrats as well who have introduced their own package.

We know these are stressful times for everyone and the frequent action alerts are exhausting, but you are being heard and now is the time to keep speaking up loudly and clearly. Please keep up the good work by taking action today!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief related to COVID-19. Also included are toll-free hotlines available to provide enrollment information and answer questions related to COVID-19 enrollment requirements.

For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, guidance, and other information in response to COVID-19, members should visit the Current Emergencies website.