HHS Issues Revised Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last Friday updated the reporting requirements for the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund. Among other changes, the new guidelines expand the availability period for funds, basing them on when they were received rather than the previous requirement that all payments be used by June 30, 2021, regardless of when they were received. For more details, click here.

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