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  • On May 4, HHS announced $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan to strengthen COVID-19 response efforts and increase vaccinations in rural communities.
  • On May 3, HHS announced a new program that covers the costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing. 
  • On April 30, CMS released the final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022—a rule that updates and refines parameters and standards for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans.
  • April 5 marked the effective date for the data sharing and information blocking requirements under the 21st Century Cures Act. ACEP has put together a poll to gather more information about the experiences emergency physicians and their hospitals are having implementing the requirements. Emergency physicians, Please fill out the poll!
  • For other ACEP advocacy updates, check out this week’s edition of the Capital (30) Minutes.


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