Husch Blackwell Strategies, A Deeper Dive

Husch Blackwell Strategies (HBS) team will continue to provide information and clarity regarding the many happenings in Washington around COVID-19, including deeper dives into specific issues, like Healthcare and the CARES Act. 

COVID-19 Update: A Deeper Dive – Healthcare and the CARES Act
April 1, 2020

Our Deeper Dive today focuses on general healthcare related provisions in the CARES Act, and tomorrow’s edition will review how the CARES Act Impacts Long-Term Care Providers in greater detail.

You can read the full breakdown of the new updates and deep-dive analysis here.

Today's Topline Updates

There are between 160,000 and 200,000 ventilators in the United States, according to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, but as many as 960,000 could be needed in a worst-case scenario of infections. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said the Federal Emergency Management Agency and states are competing for shipments of ventilators. The federal government is expecting at least 20,000 new machines for the Strategic National Stockpile by mid-May.

DOL published a temporary rule issuing guidance on implementing sick leave and FMLA provisions as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted a temporary rule issuing regulations pursuant to this new law, effective today, April 1, 2020 and will post a recorded webinar on Friday, April 3, 2020, to provide interested parties a more in-depth description and help them learn more about the FFCRA.