SBA Announces PPP Loan Forgiveness 

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Earlier this month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an important deadline extension for certain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers that could impact many entrepreneurs and small business owners. Specifically, the SBA has set a new March 3, 2024 deadline for defaulted (PPP) borrowers with loans under $100,000 to apply for forgiveness. The new application […]

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OSHA Seeks Input from Home Care Providers on a Potential Workplace Safety Rule

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has notified the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy  that OSHA intends to convene its Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel (also known as a “SBREFA” panel) on a possible Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance rule. The panel, scheduled to formally convene  on […]

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NAHC Submits Comments and Develops FAQs on the OSHA COVID ETS

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Read this NAHC FAQ on OSHA COVID Emergency Temporary Standards FAQ addresses questions from NAHC members The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) requesting clarification on the applicability of the standards to non-medical home care provides, limitations and protections […]

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SBA Offers Loan Forgiveness, IRS Expands Paid Leave Tax Credit for Vaccinations

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of the Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal to ease the COVID-19 burden for small businesses. The announcement reflects the reality that while the federal funds made available to millions of small business owners enabled many to stay in business during the COVID-19 public health […]

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NAHC Analysis: Impact of COVID Relief and Spending Bill on Home Care and Hospice

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President Donald J. Trump signed legislation in late December to fund U.S. federal government operations through the 2021 Fiscal Year and provide $900 billion of stimulus supports to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NAHC offers the following summary of the over 5600 page legislation. Generally, we confine our summary to those provisions that […]

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CMS COVID-19 Billing FAQs Updated to Address Cost Report Issues for PRF, PPP

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On August 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update on COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Billing Issues.   This included some questions regarding cost report issues.  Following is a summary of the cost report questions that was compiled by Dave Macke, Co-Chair of NAHC’s Home Health and Hospice Financial […]

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Small Business Loans are Available for Home Health & Hospice

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need. The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The Program will provide much-needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain […]

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