HHS and the DOJ partnered on the operation, with the confiscated items going to hard-hit providers in New York and New Jersey. 

Those include portable x-ray systems, CT scanners and ultrasound systems, “which all play a role in the COVID-19 care pathway," the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance said.  

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said his ‘‘Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act’’ would help to limit malpractice claims made against doctors and nurses treating COVID-19 patients. 

Following its passage, the stimulus bill revises eligibility criteria for Small Business Administration loan programs while also offering new allowable uses, officials said Friday. 

New York is taking dramatic steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, including granting radiologists and other providers immunity from civil liability claims for injury or death during the response.

Several radiology-related societies are worried their members are in danger in their daily work, and are asking the White House for help. 

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists joined the chorus of advocates asking for help keeping its members safe while treating a surge of patients afflicted by COVID-19. 

A recent poll from the Medical Group Management Association found that a staggering 89% of practice leaders are facing a shortage of such PPE. 

The agency is outlining next steps that imaging practices need to take if they choose to shut down because of COVID-19.  

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a burning platform for hospitals and practices that are hesitant to let radiologists work remotely, and some big-name institutions are onboard with the idea. 

The measure would establish standards to help safeguard providers who are at an increased risk of contracting the disease. 

The Los Angeles-based imaging giant has also revised sick leave policies and encouraged its 8,000 employees to work from home, where possible, to limit exposure.