Coronavirus update for Wednesday, June 3 as of 12:00 p.m.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • HHS has updated its CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQ.  See additions on pages 5, 14, and 20.  Providers should review these additions carefully.
  • HHS announced that the next deadline for submitting data to inform the agency’s distribution of its supply of remdesivir is Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. (eastern).  HHS is requesting the same data as last month’s remdesivir request:  the number of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and of those hospitalized, the number requiring placement in ICUs.  Hospitals should submit the data using the HHS TeleTracking web portal. ​
  • HHS has provided $250 million to help health care systems treating patients and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to an HHS news release, the money will support hospitals and other health care entities to train workers, expand telemedicine and the use of virtual health care, procure supplies and equipment, and coordinate across jurisdictions and facilities.  Most of this money is going to state hospital associations for distribution.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor has issued an alert with information about how to keep stockroom and loading dock workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  See an announcement about the alert and the alert itself.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Hospitals

The National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals has prepared a document that collects and presents in one place the various new federal funding opportunities for hospital resulting from legislation addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Find that document here.