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Connection Newsletter - July 9, 2020

ADHS response to waiver request

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has responded this week to AzHHA’s recent waiver request. ADHS states it will grant 16 blanket waivers through an administrative order. Read

ADHS creates hospital resource guide for COVID-19 response

Hospital Resource Guide has been created by ADHS to assist acute care facilities in securing needed staffing, supplies, and space capacity. The resource guide provides sources to support facilities’ navigation of licensing and waivers, Crisis Standards of Care and the and the FEMA Public Assistance Program. To view the Hospital resource guide, click here.

Portal open to apply for $15 billion in federal funding for Medicaid & CHIP providers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning a targeted distribution of approximately $15 billion for Medicaid and CHIP providers who did not receive payments through the general distributions. The payment to each provider will equal approximately 2% of reported gross revenue from all payer sources from patient care for calendar year 2017, 2018 or 2019, as selected by the applicant and accompanying submitted tax documentation. Read

FDA issues emergency use authorization for point of care antigen test

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week for the use of Becton Dickinson (BD) Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2. The test is the second antigen diagnostic to earn emergency use authorization from the FDA. Read


AzHHA continues to communicate the message on the importance of wearing a mask along with public health prevention tips. Please join us in sharing our social media messages on Twitter and Facebook. All of our graphics are posted to our website.



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