Bipartisan Group of Senators Release COVID-19 Framework 

NRHA highlighted the fantastic work by a group of bipartisan Senators led by Senators Manchin (D-WV), Collins (R-ME), Cassidy (R-LA), Murkowski (R-AK) and others to work toward a COVID-19 relief package. The framework of this package was made public. Included in the framework was a 20 percent carveout for rural providers in new Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Telehealth Program funding. Additionally, the framework provides updated language on PRF use requirements, so it is more provider friendly. Further, the framework includes a one-year extension of current telehealth flexibilities.