COVID-19 Business Resources

Staffing Resources 

·       Leaves, Layoffs, and Furloughs: Navigating Resources to Temporarily Reduce Clinic Staff
Presenter Slides
·       COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Employers
·       COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Workers
·       Paycheck Protection Program
·    Davis Brown Law Firm Webinar: Contracts and COVID-19: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

State Assistance Programs

·       COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

Federal Assistance Programs

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

HHS partnered with UnitedHealth Group (UHG) to deliver the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund payments. Physicians with inquiries about the status of their payments should contact UHG Provider Relations. Upon receiving funds, providers have 45 days from the date of payment to complete the payment attestation and agree to the terms and conditions. Practices that do not already have direct deposit through CMS or UHG’s Optum Pay, will receive a paper check unless they call UHG to set up direct deposit.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Information regarding Medicare payment changes to provide additional resources for impacted practices.

  ·     Medicare Accelerated/Advanced Payment Fact Sheet

  ·    Medicare Accelerated/Advanced Payment Press Release

Enacted Federal Legislation

Information regarding the federal legislation enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-1 (Signed 3/6/2020): Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

  ·       Bill Text

  ·       Section-By Section Summary


COVID-2 (Signed 3/18/2020): Families First Coronavirus Response Act

  ·       Bill Text

  ·      Section-By-Section Summary

  ·       Fact Sheet

  ·       Families First Coronavirus Response Act Key Takeaways

  ·      Fisher Phillips COVID-19 FAQ For Employers


COVID-3 (Signed 3/27/2020): Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
·     Bill Text
·      Section-By-Section Summary

·    Individual Assistance FAQ

·    Unemployment Assistance FAQ

·    Small Business & Health Care Assistance Top Line Fact Sheet 
·    The Small Business Owner's Guide to the Care Act

·    AMA Summary of Healthcare Provisions

 COVID-3.5 (Signed 4/24/2020): Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

COVID-4 (Signed 12/27/2020): Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

The Iowa Medical  Society is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 515 E Locust St. Ste. 400 50309

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software