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General Updates for the Week

Oct 28, 2020 4:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team

Resources written in search bar on virtual screenWe invite you to check out these other updates for the week, as we find helpful resources we will share them here weekly:

  1. Reminder: Applications for the 2020 Promoting Interoperability Hardship and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception are Due December 31, 2020. If you are interested in applying for a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception or Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for the 2020 Performance Year of MIPS, you must submit your application to CMS by Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

  2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Employer Paid Leave Requirements: FFCRA (Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons  related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. - View the tip sheet from NCAHEC - The following information is available on the US Department of Labor website at: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

  3. National Rural Health Resource Center - COVID-19 Funding Sources Impacting Rural Providers: This reference resource is intended to support rural health care providers, along with their state and local partners, navigate the availability of federal funds to support the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response and recovery efforts. View full report (Adobe PDF)
  4. Fayetteville State University Unveils New Medical Degree Program: Leaders at Fayetteville State University have introduced a new medical degree program to create more doctors and dentists in southeastern North Carolina, an area that needs them. Read more at this link. https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/fayetteville-state-university-unveils-new-medical-degree-program/19350612/

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