Has Your Agency Applied For Coronavirus Stimulus Funds? Wondering About New Sources of Relief for Behavioral Health?

This June follow-up to our April 16 program was once again co-hosted by McDermott Will & Emery, a global law firm with industry-leading health care and employment law practices, and McDermott+Consulting, a consulting firm that exclusively serves the healthcare industry with one-stop policy and lobbying services.

Our presenters shared an update on the status of and changes to Congressional financial relief legislation passed earlier this year, as well as opportunities that you can take advantage of now to support your business in these unprecedented times.

Participants Will Explore:

HHS Medicaid distribution

  • Medicaid-only Providers
  • Safety-Net Hospitals
  • Hotspot/high impact hospitals (not exclusively Medicaid)



  • How Are Behavioral-Health Providers Affected?
  • Additional money for the provider relief fund
  • Additional flexibility/qualifying entities under PPP


Paycheck Protection Program

  • Modifications made by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.
  • New guidance released by the SBA and Treasury.


CARES Act Oversight & The Politics of the Election Cycle


Further Large-Scale Aid Packages: What’s On The Table




Mara McDermott

Mara McDermott
Vice President, McDermott Will & Emery

Mara is an accomplished health care executive with a deep understanding of federal health care law and policy, including delivery system reform, physician payment and Medicare payment models.

Most recently Mara served as the senior vice president of federal affairs at America’s Physician Groups (formerly the California Association of Physician Groups, CAPG), a professional association representing medical groups and independent practice associations practicing in capitated, coordinated care models. As head of the Washington, DC, office, Mara worked on behalf of the association’s member organizations to advance policies that promoted coordinated care, including working with members of Congress and their staffs, the administration, health policy stakeholders and coalitions to advance alternative payment models. Mara’s work covered a wide variety of issue areas, including implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and Medicare Advantage policy, as well as issues related to the Medicare physician fee schedule and Medicare accountable care organizations.


Llewelyn M. Engel
Associate, McDermott Will & Emery

Llewelyn Engel focuses her practice on government strategies and complex civil litigation matters involving regulatory issues, government contracts and public policy.Llewelyn has successfully represented clients in Congressional investigations, False Claims Act matters, and bid protest litigation. Prior to joining McDermott, Llewelyn served as the senior law clerk for the Honorable Judge Lydia K. Griggsby at the US Court of Federal Claims. Llewelyn was Judge Griggsby’s first law clerk, joining chambers in January 2015 just after Judge Griggsby was appointed to the court. Llewelyn has significant federal legislative experience, most recently as a law fellow on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Judiciary Committee staff, as well as significant experience working in the offices of former Senator Levin, Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Gerry Connolly.  During law school, Llewelyn served as an intern at the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

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