On March 5, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020, which provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to help combat the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19).
Within the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), the bill provides Fiscal Year 2020 supplemental appropriations for
In addition, the bill provides supplemental appropriations for
The supplemental appropriations are designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits.
The programs funded by the bill address issues such as
The bill also allows HHS to temporarily waive certain Medicare restrictions and requirements regarding telehealth services during the coronavirus public health emergency.