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Rural COVID-19 Update
June 11, 2020

The Center for Rural Health (CRH) has created this e-newsletter as well as a COVID-19 webpage to keep people informed about what the CRH is doing to help during the pandemic.

News & Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Fact Sheet for State and Local Governments
In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, state and local governments, hospitals, and others are developing alternate care sites to expand capacity and provide needed care to patients. This newly published fact sheet provides state and local governments developing alternate care sites with information on how to seek payments through CMS programs – Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program – for acute inpatient and outpatient care furnished at the site.

Start Using Your EIP Card
Don't accidentally throw out your Economic Impact Payment (EIP) card. Learn how to activate and start using your card.

CMS Recommendations: Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare
This document refers to Phase II of the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach, released by President Donald Trump, based on the advice of public health experts. In addition, an article in Fierce Healthcare details six factors to consider when opening practices.

H.R.7010 – Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 passed both the House and Senate. This bill amends the PPP and provides small business recipients with the flexibility they need to keep their businesses open and pay their employees.