CARES Act for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers: Implications of Key Provisions

Changes to Medicare and Medicaid, Direct Grants for Healthcare Providers, Expanded Telehealth

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide healthcare counsel on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the key provisions impacting hospitals and healthcare providers. The panel will discuss direct funding for healthcare providers and the changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The panel will address the telehealth expansions and will offer best practices for leveraging the CARES Act to get through the challenges of COVID-19.

Description

On Mar. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) became law. The law has significant implications for healthcare providers. Among other things, the Act also provides for direct funding for providers. The funding is to reimburse qualified providers for expenses or costs incurred as a result of COVID-19.

The Act also increases by 20% the Medicare payments to hospitals for the hospital stays of patients with COVID-19. The Act also expands the current Medicare accelerated payment program. Those hospitals that are getting accelerated payments will not have to begin repayment of the loan for four months and will have a minimum of 12 months to repay the loan without interest.

The CARES Act expands the availability of telehealth beyond the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Under the CARES Act, $200 million was appropriated for the Federal Communications Commission to support efforts to address COVID-19 through telehealth services. The CARES Act allows qualified health centers and rural health clinics to be telehealth sites and some of the Medicare requirements are waived during the crisis. The Act also makes SBA loans available.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the CARES Act and the key provisions that will impact hospitals and healthcare providers. The panel will discuss direct funding that will be available to healthcare providers and the entities that are healthcare providers. The panel will address the changes to Medicare and Medicaid and will also discuss the expansion of telehealth. The panel will offer best practices for leveraging the CARES Act to get through the challenges of COVID-19.

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Outline

  1. CARES Act
  2. Changes to Medicare
  3. Changes to Medicaid
  4. Direct grants
  5. Telehealth expansions
  6. Best practices

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How does the CARES Act expand eligibility for accelerated and advance Medicare payments?
  • What healthcare entities can access direct funding? For what can the funds be used?
  • How does the CARES Act expand telehealth services beyond the expansions under the Families First legislation?

Faculty

Davis, Jeffrey
Jeffrey I. Davis

Of Counsel/Senior Advisor
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

Mr. Davis provides clients with healthcare regulatory counsel on issues affecting healthcare providers, including...  |  Read More

Ramsey, Robert
Robert B. (Bob) Ramsey, III

Shareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Mr. Ramsey represents healthcare providers in a variety of regulatory, transactional and reimbursement matters. He has...  |  Read More

Swank, Sarah
Sarah E. Swank

Counsel
Nixon Peabody

Ms. Swank provides strategic, regulatory and operational advice to health systems, hospitals and academic medical...  |  Read More

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