October 27, 2020 5:21 pm Practice Finances HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week updated its guidance on Provider Relief Fund grants, removing earlier limits on providers’ ability to use the money to become more profitable than before the pandemic. The changes allow providers to keep funds up to the difference between their 2019 and 2020 revenue. To learn more about the new guidance, click here. SHARE News & Knowledge All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.