Q-Sights Key Insights – Volume 27

10/19/20220 – 10/23/2020

Here are the key topics you need to know about COVID-19 this week. To help you stay abreast of the latest COVID-19 news, guidelines and best practices from Federal, State, National Health Agencies and QHR Health, visit the QHR Health COVID-19 Online Resource Center.

Supply Chain and Pharmacy

  • The QHR Health Supply Chain PLUS COVID-19 Warehouse program fulfilled 100% of the items requested this week. We shipped 1,175 items to 24 hospitals.
  • Please be sure to monitor the HealthTrust Pharmacy COVID Resource Center. There you will find the latest information on COVID-19 and the latest Vaccine information.
  • Veklury (Remdesivir) has been approved by the FDA as the first treatment for COVID-19: FDA News Release – Veklury

Finance/Reimbursement/FEMA

  • Health and Human Services (HHS) reverses Provider Relief Funds (PRF) repayment guidance:
  • October 22nd Guidance:
      • Reverts definition of Lost Revenues to change in Net Revenues from CY 2019
      • More in line with CARES Act language of Lost Revenue
      • Also removed a limitation on Net Income Changes that could be applied against Provider Relief Funds received
      • New guidance is available for reporting requirements
  • Phase III General Funding Distribution web page now open
    • Hospitals should be compiling and reporting requested information to meet the deadline of Nov 6th
    • Data to report is detailed and will require significant to time to compile
    • Instructions found on HHS web site

Visit the QHR Health COVID-19 Online Resource Center site as often as you’d like as we are providing live news feeds from the CDC and CMS to keep all of us updated on the latest news. There is also a document library link located in the bottom right-hand corner of the page where information is being organized by subject categories.

If you need assistance, please reach out to your QHR Health representative.