Resources for Small Businesses During COVID-19
Listed on this page is several different resources that may be helpful for you and your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to use the hyperlinks or web addresses that may be most helpful to you. We are here to support you in any way that we can; this list will be ongoing and may update as new information arises.
Medicare is expanding their advanced payment program to cover COVID-19:
Medicare acceleration and advance payment program – This program will accelerate/advance any Medicare claims. Most providers will be able to request up to 100% of the Medicare payment amount for a three-month period, and will pay in advance the 'average' amount of Medicare payments that you receive on a monthly basis up to 3 months. Any repayment to Medicare will begin in 120 days, and you will have up to 210 days for complete repayment.
Small Business Relief Program
Notice regarding application:
Additional resources for businesses during covid:
Supply donations and procurement:
Personal Protective Equipment Needs
Make sure to utilize the state system through local emergency managers; always let your local emergency managers know of your need and the managers will place a resource request into the state system. Local emergency managers can be found at
- Wayne County - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Oakland County - email@example.com
- Macomb County – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monroe County – email@example.com
- Michigan Economic Development Corporation is also supporting procurement and donations of PPE through Pure Michigan Business Connect. https://pmbc.connect.space/covid19/forms
The Michigan State Medical Society, in partnership with Foresight Group, recently announced the launch of a new website, http://MSMS.org/PPESupplies, to get personal protective equipment and other supplies for Michigan's physician practices. The website will allow physicians and their practices to purchase essential medical supplies, including respirators, face shields, goggles, and gowns.
Community Resources During COVID-19