Federal Advocacy Update
This week, the OSMA continued to work with federal officials to advocate for physicians as decisions are being made on liability protections and relief payments within the next round of COVID-19 restarting and relief efforts.
As always, if you have questions about our advocacy efforts or want to learn more about how to get involved, contact our government affairs department.
Earlier this week, the OSMA joined the AMA and numerous other physician organizations urging congressional leadership to include liability protections for physicians in the next COVID-19 relief package. Specifically, the letter focused on the particular protections that are included in the bipartisan bill, H.R. 7059, the “Coronavirus Provider Protection Act.”
On Tuesday, HHS announced it is moving forward with another round of provider relief payments. HHS expects to distribute approximately $15 billion to eligible physicians and organizations that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation. A portal has been launched that will allow eligible physicians and organizations to report their annual patient revenue data and other necessary information to receive a payment equal to at least 2 percent of reported gross revenues from patient care.
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