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Phone: 203-687-4422
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PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW
May 04 , 2020
 

Re:        COVID-19 Update
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Dear CMG Providers,


Essential updates for today:

  • Please see today's summary from the CDC and DPH here.

  • Please see this important message regarding our management of Covid positive patients discharged from the hospital here.

  • Human Resources Consulting Group wanted to clarify a frequently asked question: Will a borrower’s PPP loan forgiveness amount (pursuant to section 1106 of the CARES Act and SBA’s implementing rules and guidance) be reduced if the borrower laid off an employee, offered to rehire the same employee, but the employee declined the offer?
  • ANSWER: No. As an exercise of the Administrator’s and the Secretary’s authority under Section 1106(d)(6) of the CARES Act to prescribe regulations granting de minimis exemptions from the Act’s limits on loan forgiveness, SBA and Treasury intend to issue an interim final rule excluding laid-off employees whom the borrower offered to rehire (for the same salary/wages and same number of hours) from the CARES Act’s loan forgiveness reduction calculation. The interim final rule will specify that, to qualify for this exception, the borrower must have made a good faith, written offer of rehire, and the employee’s rejection of that offer must be documented by the borrower. Employees and employers should be aware that employees who reject offers of re-employment may forfeit eligibility for continued unemployment compensation.

  • CMG is looking to see if any practices would be interested in taking on new patients. We have been contacted by several employers who are looking to connect their employees who do not have providers with new clinicians. There will likely be some need to manage patients with COVID related symptoms. The office must be capable of doing telemedicine and/or seeing patients in person.  If this is something you are interested in please email Genesis Aquino.

  • Remember to check CMG's website where all of our important documents and information is archived.



Stay safe. Be well. God bless.

Best,


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD
President, Community Medical Group