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More Pandemic Relief Is Available from the HHS Provider Relief Fund on October 4, 2021

This article was updated on October 28, 2021.

 

In this article we note that the filing deadline was October 26, 2021.  However, if you have submitted your tax identification number (TIN) for validation prior to that deadline, you will have until November 3, 2021 to submit a completed application. 

 

Physicians and other healthcare providers will be able to apply for additional grant funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) beginning on September 29, 2021. This distribution of funds is known as Phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) authorized by the CARES Act of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Additional funds will be available under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for providers who serve rural patients. Both aspects of the current distribution will be available through a single application process.

Categories: CARES Act, HHS, HHS PRF, Provider Relief Fund

It’s Time to Get Started on Provider Relief Fund Reporting on August 25, 2021

Most radiology practices received an initial distribution of Provider Relief Funds (PRF) from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in April 2020. This was the automatic payment (by direct deposit in most cases) that came without much notice following passage of the CARES Act. Any practice that received more than $10,000 at that time, and chose to retain the funds, is now required to register and report to HHS on the use of those funds.

Categories: radiology, CARES Act, Relief Options, HHS PRF, Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Rules are Released on June 30, 2021

The long-awaited guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was just released, indicating that the PRF Reporting Portal will be available on July 1, 2021. The latest "Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements" is dated June 11, 2021, which supersedes the January 15, 2021 document, and the HHS website has also been updated with the new rules.

Categories: CARES Act, COVID-19, Relief Options, HHS PRF, Provider Relief Fund, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

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