PRFAA Advises that HHS Extends Application Deadline for Several Distributions of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

(August 21, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) and Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. HHS announced an extension of the applicationContinue reading “PRFAA Advises that HHS Extends Application Deadline for Several Distributions of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

(May 20, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), andContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds”

GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND CENTER FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES TO PROVIDE PUERTO RICO FUNDING FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

(March 20th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Alex Azar II, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  Ms. Seema Verma, Administrator, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Mr. Demetrios Kouzoukas, Principal Deputy Administrator & Director of CMS urging them to identify ways to restore moreContinue reading “GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND CENTER FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES TO PROVIDE PUERTO RICO FUNDING FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM”

GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES CONGRESS TO ACT ON SENATOR’S MENENDEZ MEDICARE BILL THAT WOULD PROVIDE LOW-INCOME SENIORS SUBSIDIES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

(December 12, 2019 – Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Menéndez (D-NJ) introduced The Territories Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Equity Act of 2019, which would make Puerto Rico’s low-income Medicare beneficiaries eligible for Medicare Part D subsidies. Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are currently ineligible for the Medicare Part D low-income subsidies; however, the IslandContinue reading “GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO URGES CONGRESS TO ACT ON SENATOR’S MENENDEZ MEDICARE BILL THAT WOULD PROVIDE LOW-INCOME SENIORS SUBSIDIES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS”