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The series of economic stimulus packages launched in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency has funneled billions of dollars to health systems and provider groups. Are you wondering where the money went?
 
 
Providers will soon have a way to capture reimbursement for the treatment of uninsured patients during the COVID-19 emergency. But bear in mind that funds are limited, and you'll have to wade through various registration steps to get set up.
 
 
Starting today a second wave of relief payments — totaling $20 billion — is on its way to health care providers and hospitals. But take note: To access and keep the relief funds, providers must verify their 2018 payment receipts with the federal government.
 
 
Medical practices on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis can expect an immediate cash payment from the federal government, as pieces of the $2.2 trillion stimulus plan start taking effect.
 
 
 
As part of an effort entitled the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, CMS and OIG released advance copies of proposed regulatory changes on Oct. 9. The proposed rules would modify regulations that have presented obstacles to physicians, hospitals and other providers as they transition away from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) payment models toward value-based arrangements.
 

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