The US Oncology Network continues to advocate on behalf of community providers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below for more information on ongoing advocacy efforts, federal support for physician practices, and federal agency quick references during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 31, The Network sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar requesting targeted assistance to healthcare providers to offset emergency expenses and lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
The federal government has taken broad action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including providing small business support to stabilize the economy. For many practices, the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides cash-flow assistance through loans with the option of loan forgiveness if the employer maintains payroll, may be worth pursuing.
The Network has compiled a list of additional federal financial support programs for physician practices. Please consult your finance and human resource teams as you consider pursuing these options.
The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund supports healthcare providers experiencing additional expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19.
The surgeons of The US Oncology Network, through the Surgery Advisory Council, released the following Principles to Guide Surgical Care as states begin to reopen and surgical procedures resume.
April 9: The US Oncology Network Submits Letter to HHS OIG – updated 5/14