The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently made the decision to adopt a $200 million telehealth program that will help support health care providers and patients responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This $200 million was appropriated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Through this COVID-19 Telehealth Program, the FCC will assist health care providers to purchase telecommunications, broadband connectivity, and devices necessary for providing telehealth services. The applications for funding submitted by health care providers will be processed on a rolling basis.

In response to several questions from RCPA members regarding the CARES Act and FFRCA, RCPA will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 7 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, featuring Diane Edelstein, CPA, Partner, Maher Duessel.

The presentation will cover the various financial resources, grants, and loans available to human service organizations, among other topics. Time will be allowed for your questions.

Please register here to participate.

There will be an opportunity to submit questions on the webinar using the “question” pane in the toolbar. In order for Ms. Edelstein to address as many questions as possible during the webinar, please submit your questions prior to this event by sending them to Allison Brognia, no later than Monday, April 6, 5:00 pm ET. We look forward to your participation.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been hosting regular stakeholder calls for a variety of health care providers, including clinicians, hospitals, and other facilities in order to keep them updated on their COVID-19 efforts. Because so many are busy with COVID-19, these calls have been recorded. Members can access both the recordings of these calls as well as the transcripts. Both are available on the CMS Outreach and Education website.

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) has distributed an extensive set of questions and answers on the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This information can assist members with answering their questions and the benefits contained within the legislation. Questions, please contact Jack Phillips.