• Register Today-- Optimizing Your Network in the Age of Telehealth
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 12 - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Hospitals, clinics, and medical offices now use communication and reference apps daily to improve and facilitate patient care. In addition, WiFi-enabled devices include diagnostic equipment, life-support equipment, patient monitoring, and even devices that can track medication schedules. MRI machines, infusion pumps, and glucometers are all examples of devices that now connect and depend on WiFi. Healthcare settings require a secure and reliable wireless network if these apps and devices are to work seamlessly. There can be no slow spots or downtime, and the network must be designed to support
a dynamic and dense wireless environment.
This webinar will discuss the networking challenges that healthcare IT organizations face today and in the future, and how to optimize your network in the age of telehealth. Information that will be covered includes network automation that leverages industry-leading AI technology combined with remote-controlled synthetic network testing to deliver end-user quality metrics and valuable business analytics. As networks become more complex, mobile, and distributed to support telehealth, new solutions are required to deliver the required performance and reliability.
• Register Today-- Population Health Perspective: Successful Strategies for Colorectal Cancer Screening During COVID-19
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 12 - 12:45 p.m. EDT
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underutilized. Increasing CRC screening rates requires interventions targeting multiple barriers at each level of the healthcare organization (patient, provider, and system). The United States Preventative Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts, has acknowledged that there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to colorectal cancer screening by embracing the importance of involving patients about the screening strategy that would most likely result in completion.
The presentation's focus is to discuss the burden of colorectal cancer screening and the impact COVID-19 for CRC screening. We will also be discussing Cologuard as a screening option for average-risk patients: definition, test performance, and clinical use considerations.
• Register Today-- 2020 Election Debrief: Implications for Healthcare
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 12 - 1 p.m. EDT
2020 has been quite a year for healthcare in Massachusetts, and further changes are in store regardless of the upcoming election’s outcome. Join ACHE of Massachusetts and MHA for this insightful panel discussion to debrief on election results and what is ahead for healthcare at the federal and state level in 2021 and beyond.
Mark Rayder and Marilyn Yager, senior policy advisors in Alston & Bird’s healthcare public policy practice, will be presenting on a variety of topics, including:
• Election debrief and the effect on Massachusetts hospitals and healthcare organizations
• Healthcare outlook at the federal level
• What’s ahead for 2021
• COVID-19 and the Rise of Telemedicine
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is proud to present a webinar series on the expanded opportunities for Massachusetts providers to treat patients via telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for Part 1 of this multi-webinar series, which will provide a high-level overview of the federal and state waivers that have enabled providers to increase their utilization of telemedicine, the “nuts and bolts” of the telehealth regulatory landscape, and best practices when building a telemedicine program.
• Emergency Department Telemedicine Reimbursement COVID-19 Update
The COVID-19 crisis has forced hospitals to create new ways to deliver patient care, especially in the ED. The burgeoning telemedicine industry has expanded significantly as hospitals and physicians have used telemedicine to carry out social distancing and increase access to care. Government and private regulations have been rewritten completely to support this expansion. This rapid evolution has helped to keep patients and providers safe while preserving the supply of personal protective equipment. Attend this webinar to learn the latest telemedicine adaptations in the ED and understand how to ensure compliant reimbursement and best practices to ensure your hospital’s success and survival.
• Communications Strategies for the Telemedicine Patient Experience
While telemedicine has been around for many years, most clinicians were thrown suddenly into the practice in March 2020 when COVID-19 struck. Payers loosened their policies and enabled thousands of patients to get needed care and consultation through telemedicine. Caregivers are still in the learning stage of developing skills and best practices to serve their patients through telemedicine. This webinar, taught by seasoned nurse executive Theresa Tavernero, will provide a deeper dive into the optimal telemedicine experience and teach clinicians skills to manage these virtual sessions.
• Telemedicine Fireside Chat
When it comes to the rise of telehealth, the numbers speak for themselves— the latest reports show that telehealth usage in northeast states increased by more than 15,000% from March 2019 to March 2020. Join the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association during an interactive, virtual fireside chat on the latest updates, trends, and challenges in telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Bernard F. Godley, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Lead Physician Executive, AMN Leadership Solutions, will lead a discussion with the current president of the American Telemedicine Association, Joseph Kvedar, M.D., Senior Advisor, Connected Health, Mass General Brigham, on various telehealth solutions, health equity, and the future of healthcare through the lens of telemedicine.
• The Digital Divide in Telemedicine— Solutions for Expanding Access for Telehealth Services
Telemedicine has rapidly expanded in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but some in underserved communities may still lack access to virtual services. However, high-speed internet covers 98% of Massachusetts and there are offerings to help provide subscriptions and equipment at low or no cost. In collaboration with the New England Cable & Telecommunications Association (NECTA), this MHA-hosted webinar will review the “digital divide” in healthcare. The panelists will dispel some of the myths surrounding access and will discuss programs that cable companies provide to low-income consumers so that they can safely and affordably access telehealth services. During the webinar, providers will learn more about these income-based telecommunications programs and how to offer patient education on available services.
• Rethinking Virtual Care During COVID-19
From supporting less than 5,000 visits a year pre-pandemic to more than 5,000 visits a day at the height of the COVID-19 surge, the Brigham Virtual Care team grew a boutique service to an indispensable part of everyday care. In this MHA-hosted webinar, panelists from the Brigham Virtual Care team will discuss their frontline experience in managing the rapid expansion of services to patients and providers. Additionally, learn about how the team is rethinking telemedicine access in the ambulatory, inpatient, and global context.
• Hospitals Without Walls: A Closer Look at Brigham & Women’s Innovative Home Hospital Program
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the boundaries of where and how healthcare can be delivered. During this MHA-hosted webinar, David Levine, MD, MPH, MA, a physician and researcher in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will discuss the Home Hospital program, which allows patients to receive care at home. The webinar will feature an overview of the Home Hospital program, data behind the project, and how hospitals and healthcare systems can bring similar initiatives back to their institutions.
• Enterprise Virtual Care: Bending the Cost Curve of Chronic Care Webinar
In this webinar, you’ll learn how a Florida ACO named CHC Pinellas (CHCP) used Enterprise Virtual Care to seamlessly scale care capacity for chronic care and patient support services without an additional budget, apps, or staff. We’ll review how CHCP brought the concept of universal patient engagement to patient-centric care in order to drive significant outcomes. Our presenter will show how CHCP achieve a 54% reduction in emergency department utilization, lowered overall patient costs by 26%, increased coding by 14%, achieved a 70% care quality gap closure, and more while showing how the ACO increased reimbursements and exceeded its quality scoring.
Stories from the Healthcare Frontlines
• Insights from the Healthcare Frontlines of New York during COVID-19: A Discussion with Mark P. Jarrett, MD from Northwell Health
Please join us for this timely webinar to hear directly from the COVID-19 frontlines in New York. We will be joined by Mark Jarrett, MD, MBA, MS, SVP & Chief Quality Officer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider. He will be sharing insights and lessons from the frontlines of care and strategies Northwell Health has used to adapt during this pandemic. The discussion, moderated by Valerie Fleishman, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at MHA, will include surge planning, capacity management, staff safety and wellbeing, and rapid innovation.
• Insights from the Healthcare Frontlines of Washington State during COVID-19: A Discussion with Mary Shepler of EvergreenHealth
Please join us for this webinar to hear directly from the COVID-19 frontlines in Washington State. We will be joined by Mary Shepler, RN, BSN, MA, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer at EvergreenHealth. Based in Kirkland WA, EvergreenHealth was the first health system in the country to care for COVID-19 patients. This timely webinar will feature insights and lessons for managing the COVID-19 surge. The discussion, moderated by Valerie Fleishman, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at MHA, will include strategies for surge planning, discharge management and staff safety and wellbeing.
• Insights from the Frontlines: Caring for the Caregiver During COVID-19
Please join us for this webinar to hear from the COVID-19 frontlines at UMass Memorial Health Care. Caregiver fatigue and burnout were a concern for hospitals before the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to the current crisis and planning for a surge of patients, while not knowing what the future holds are factors that only add to the strain on staff. The ability to care for caregivers will be critical as hospitals continue to sustain a high-level operations tempo through the surge and well into recovery efforts, while ensuring the long-term capacity to care for communities. This webinar will feature insights and strategies for caring for the caregiver during COVID-19. We will be joined by Thomas Ward, Wellness Program Manager at UMass Memorial Health Care. The discussion, moderated by Valerie Fleishman, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at MHA, will include specific tools and resources for supporting staff wellbeing.
• The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Disparities: Strategies for Addressing Health Equity
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected lower-income communities and people of color. The healthcare system has a role to play in addressing systemic disparities faced by these groups while providing access to critical healthcare services. Join us for an in-depth discussion with Thea James, M.D., Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center. We will discuss how COVID-19 has amplified existing health inequities and offer specific strategies for healthcare systems and leaders to address structural barriers to health equity during this pandemic and beyond.
Creating and Managing a COVID+ Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
During this Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be spotlighting how the behavioral healthcare system is adapting to the unique challenges of providing inpatient psychiatric care during a pandemic. Join the team from UMass Memorial Health Care system’s Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC) to learn about creating, operating, and managing a dedicated COVID+ psychiatric unit. The team will discuss key issues such as making the decision to become a COVID+ unit, operationalizing the conversion, care and treatment of both patients and staff, delivery and management of patient care, and infection control and cohorting potential. As the state begins to transition to a two-tiered system for all psychiatric units, insights, and best practices from the PTRC will be beneficial to entities planning to create a COVID+ unit.
•Coping with COVID-Related Provider Grief and Loss
In addition to causing the loss of patients and loved ones, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many other losses, including those of cherished routines, jobs, and physical and psychological safety. In response, many of us are just beginning to contend with our own and others’ painful feelings of grief. In this interactive webinar by clinical psychologist and healthcare consultant Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., we’ll define grief and the normal process of bereavement, share ideas for personally coping with mourning, and identify hospital and health system practices and rituals for acknowledging and supporting providers in their efforts to manage and integrate loss and gain a renewed sense of purpose in their work.
Leading & Maneuvering Change in an Evolving Healthcare Landscape
Our healthcare landscape has evolved dramatically in the span of just a few months. Women leaders have played a critical role in guiding new health policies, strategies, and practices during COVID-19. Join MHA for a free webinar to learn about managing change and leading during times of uncertainty. We’ll be joined by a panel of women healthcare executives leading their hospitals through the pandemic. They will provide best practices for leadership through crisis that can be applied in all care settings.
This webinar is a sneak-peek into our Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, which will feature additional speakers and content—register today!
• How Hospitals and Healthcare Systems can Help Battle Food Insecurity
Given the economic upheaval caused by COVID-19, poverty and food insecurity is on the rise. Food insecurity can be a comorbidity with other chronic health conditions and can lead to poor health outcomes. At Cambridge Health Alliance, Dr. Amy Smith and her team recently launched a unique program to screen patients for food insecurity and refer them to community-based organizations for free-food delivery during the quarantine period. Join this free, MHA-hosted webinar to learn more about strategies for supporting patients and launching collaborations with community organizations to combat food insecurity.
• Population Health and Data Reporting Strategies in the Era of COVID-19
Roundtable Discussion Panel Moderated by Jeff Becker, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Forrester
In the wake of COVID-19, Massachusetts hospital reporting tactics underwent a massive transformation as health systems raced to move from retrospective to real-time reporting of key metrics such as bed availability, PPE burn rate, and inventory of nasal swabs, reagents, ventilators, and medications. These insights were critical to public health administrators working to coordinate a statewide response to the pandemic. As case counts across the state begin to climb - and with the possibility of another surge - it is critical that hospital and public health leaders consider additional reporting strategies that will better prepare the healthcare system.
• Come Back with Confidence with Paul Keckley
We are pleased to invite you to view the webinar recording for this virtual Coffee Chat with trusted healthcare advisor Paul Keckley. Paul will be joined by Matt Nolan of Lumeris to discuss how health systems in Massachusetts can Come Back with Confidence as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and begin planning for long-term financial sustainability. This discussion promises to ignite a conversation around innovation in a time when health systems are facing increasingly narrow margins and a need to effectively manage the health of their populations.
• COVID-19: What Healthcare HR Professionals Need to Know (Part 1)
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, our national employment landscape is rapidly evolving, particularly in the healthcare field. Human resources professionals play an integral role in supporting their company’s workforce during challenging times. This webinar series covers topics related to the changing policies and guidelines around healthcare human resources in light of COVID-19. Learn from expert faculty Kristin McGurn and Dan Klein on how to best support your healthcare staff during this global crisis.
• COVID-19: What Healthcare HR Professionals Need to Know (Part 2)
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, our national employment landscape is evolving rapidly, particularly in the healthcare field. Human resources professionals play an integral role in supporting their company’s workforce during challenging times. This webinar series covers topics related to the changing policies and guidelines around healthcare human resources in light of COVID-19. Learn from expert faculty Don Schroeder and Sommer Wiss on how to best support your healthcare staff during this global crisis.
• The Global Pandemic and Hospital Leadership: Best Strategies for Crisis Communication Now and After COVID-19
As your hospital’s team manages myriad issues during the COVID-19 crisis, there is a pressing need to get your communications just right with employees, patients, families, the public, and the media. Leaders must strike the right balance of providing accurate, timely information with reassuring people through an unprecedented time. In this briefing, we’ll discuss how you can help your leaders deliver a message that will resonate with their key audiences during the crisis and beyond.
• A Primer on Antitrust Issues Surrounding COVID-19
In these unprecedented times, hospitals are faced with disruptions in every aspect of how they operate, including how they collaborate with other providers, approach volatile labor markets, and manage procurement in an effort to meet COVID-related challenges. Because all of these activities may involve antitrust issues, it is important to understand how antitrust law applies to healthcare providers, particularly at a time when enforcement agencies have signaled that they are carefully watching the sector. Join us at this webinar to refresh your understanding of how the antitrust laws apply in healthcare and gain a practical understanding of how to prioritize compliance messaging and reinforce policies and procedure to ensures that you are effectively managing antitrust risk in a time of heightened enforcement.
• The Impact of COVID-19 in Serious Illness Care
This session will provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to learn strategies to respond to challenges in serious illness care due to COVID-19. We will discuss the role of palliative care and how clinical care, communication, and resilience all come into play. The webinar will feature a conversation between Patricia Noga, Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association and Constance Dahlin, Chair of the Palliative Care Workgroup for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer and Prevention Control Network and a palliative care consultant. Clinicians from all areas of care are encouraged to attend and learn more about this issue, made all the more relevant because of the COVID 19 pandemic.
• Maximizing the Battelle N95 Decontamination System for Your Hospital’s PPE Needs
Join us for this webinar to learn how to best leverage the Battelle N95 Decontamination System to maximize the safe re-use of PPE in your hospital. The Battelle system, which uses FDA-approved N95 decontamination technology, is currently located in Somerville and hosted by Partners HealthCare. The system can decontaminate up to 80,000 masks per day. We will review how the Battelle system functions, as well as how healthcare systems can most effectively make use of the system from a logistical and operational standpoint with a focus on in-hospital processes for collection, labeling and redistribution. During the webinar, Phil Licari and Danielle Le Hals will share their experiences from Partners HealthCare on how to best use the Battelle system for optimal PPE decontamination and safety results. For more details about the Battelle system and questions about biological indicators, please reach out to Battelle directly.
• Contact Tracing in Massachusetts & the Role of Hospitals
Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to launch a large scale program to track people who have been exposed to COVID-19, called the Community Tracing Collaborative. Dr. Emily Wroe, Partners In Health’s Director of Implementation and Design with the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC), will present the state’s endeavor to implement contact tracing to manage the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Wroe will be joined by Kelly Driscoll of the COVID Command Center to discuss how the program interfaces with local Boards of Health and other command center activities. Learn more about how hospitals and health systems can play a role in the contact tracing initiative.
• Prioritizing Essential Care in the Wake of COVID-19: Best Practices & Strategies for Healthcare Systems
As health systems emerge and recover from the COVID-19 surge, patients seeking non-emergent care and forms of elective procedures will begin to return to facilities, many in an acute state. Healthcare organizations need to assess how they will re-engage with their patients and reschedule appointments and procedures, in a timely way, while managing potential flare-ups of the coronavirus. Leveraging analytics, evaluating capacity management, and taking operational considerations into account will be imperative for healthcare organizations as they develop their strategy and approach to recovery and regaining lost revenues. Join expert faculty as they discuss these critical issues facing healthcare systems.
• Vaccines & Remdesivir Allocation in the Age of COVID-19
Join expert faculty Alyssa R. Letourneau, MD, MPH, Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program as she discusses the importance of vaccinations and the future of treatments in the age of COVID-19. During the webinar we will review potential COVID-19 treatment options, including Remdesivir, and also discuss distribution of such limited-stock drugs within hospitals. The webinar will feature conversation on vaccinations, particularly for those who are immunocompromised, and the role hospitals can play in improving immunization outcomes.
• Joint Commission Update: Surveys in the Age of COVID-19
Joint Commission surveys are serious endeavors, requiring an all-hands-on-board response by hospitals as they move through the thorough accreditation process. But the surveys have been on hold for months due to COVID-19. Recently, the Joint Commission announced it was resuming its surveys – with conditions. For instance, the commission will limit the number of individuals in group sessions; minimize the number of people who accompany the surveyor on tracer activities; expect facilities to provide surveyors masks and other PPE; and drive separate cars to off-site locations or home visits. Hear from Gail Weinberger, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Accreditation and Certification Operations, of The Joint Commission, as she shares the latest updates on the survey process.
• Returning to a Post-COVID-19 Normal: the Need for Case Management
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on both health systems and patients, including economic, clinical, and psychosocial consequences among others. While these consequences continue to be better understood, the silver lining during this pandemic is that new and creative innovative ways to connect and support patients are now occurring. Case managers and social workers have a central role in managing priorities-- before, during, and after times of crisis and will continue to coordinate patient care just as before the COVID-19 crisis. Ensuring an effective and comprehensive case management and social work team will be mission-critical to a myriad of changes that hospitals face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us during a webinar with Bonnie Geld, MSW, President and CEO of The Center for Case Management, as she discusses considerations for case managers during COVID-19 and beyond.
• COVID-19 Testing: The Evolving Landscape and Implications for Healthcare
COVID-19 testing is a rapidly evolving and vital tool in controlling the spread of coronavirus. Expanding testing capacity, establishing guidelines and protocols, ensuring accuracy and rapid results are all critical goals. Dr. Helen W. Boucher, chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts University School of Medicine, leads this webinar to discuss the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 testing, and the opportunities, challenges, and implications for healthcare.
•Returning to Hospital Operations under a "New Normal"
Hospitals and health systems have risen to the tremendous operational challenges in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and now face the new difficult task of transforming themselves again under a new normal. Join Chief Integration Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health Peter Shorett as he discusses the changes and transformations underway at his system. During the webinar, he will discuss challenges and opportunities relating to developing system-wide guidelines and compliance protocols, improving volume recovery, and communicating and engaging effectively with patients.
• PPE: Scientific Expert Approach, Best Practices in Healthcare (and Throughout Society)
Much is still unknown about COVID-19. Government agencies have provided conflicting information about precautions and transmission, making it difficult for healthcare providers to understand evolving best practices. During this presentation, Dr. Shira Doron, hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center, will provide a look at current information known about the virus and how it’s transmitted, especially in healthcare environments. She will review preferred and acceptable PPE standards and mask protocols (N95 versus surgical masks, etc.). Join us for a look at the most recent information regarding protection against COVID-19.
• Revenue Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis in Healthcare Settings
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic financial impact on our economy, especially on hospitals and healthcare systems. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, cost containment and revenue recovery will be critical areas of focus for hospital operations. How are hospitals handling staffing, elective procedures, and other key sources of revenue? During this free 30-minute webinar, AMN Healthcare’s Anthony Paluska will share insights into meeting the demands of healthcare’s “new normal” while enhancing revenues and maintaining costs.
• Know Diabetes by Heart
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability for people with Type 2 diabetes and the care of chronic illness has only been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association have launched a groundbreaking collaboration - Know Diabetes by Heart - aimed to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and trigger action regarding the link between Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The goal of the Know Diabetes by Heart Program (KDBH) is to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure in people living with Type 2 diabetes. KDBH also helps to increase healthcare provider confidence in providing guideline-directed care, improves quality of care in health systems, and encourages people living with Type 2 diabetes to talk with their doctors about their cardiovascular health.
Join Dr. Nathaniel Clark, Dr. Christopher Cannon, and Luis Lacouture during a free, MHA-hosted webinar to learn more about KDBH and how your hospital and health system can benefit from adopting this free resource developed by the ADA and AHA.
• What the Supreme Court's LGBTQ Rights Ruling Means for Healthcare Employers
Anticipating what the Supreme Court’s Bostock decision means for healthcare workplaces requires an understanding of the history of anti-discrimination laws, the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity, and what the Court did and did not decide in Bostock when it found that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are prohibited by federal law. During this webinar, we will discuss practical ramifications of the decision on healthcare workplaces and best practices in response to the ruling. We will also highlight the questions that Bostock left unresolved.
• Transforming Prior Authorization Throughput for Your Organization
Prior authorizations are a major bottleneck to patient care, and unexpected denials can lead to serious financial write-offs. Addressing this multifactorial challenge requires both operational changes and technology adoption. This webinar will highlight the sustained success of Beth Israel Lahey Health’s New England Baptist Hospital, which has increased prior authorization throughput by 80% and reduced write-offs by 35%. Led by Jon Shaker, Executive Director of Patient Access and Surgical Scheduling at New England Baptist Hospital, and Dr. YiDing Yu, Chief Medical Officer at Verata Health, this webinar will review the strategies and best practices to transform prior authorization across your organization.
• COVID-19 Vaccine Development: An Overview of the Evolving Landscape
Join us for an overview of COVID-19 vaccine development from one of the top experts in the field. Dr. Dan H. Barouch, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center of Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will share insight on his team’s work to develop and test a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with J&J. During this free webinar, Dr. Barouch will discuss the different types of COVID-19 vaccines in development and share perspectives on the evolving landscape.
• COVID-19 Relief Funding: Navigating Applications, Reporting, and Guidance
Please join MHA and Ropes & Gray in a webinar focused on the management of COVID 19 federal grant funding and advance payments. This webinar will address recent guidance related to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund distributions and the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Program; provide practical insights associated with the application for and reporting of CARES Act funds; and discuss commonly asked questions related to the evolving federal guidance from HHS, FEMA, and CMS.