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HHS Amends Fund Requirements, Adds Eligible Providers

On October 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) amended its Provider Relief Fund (PRF) General and Targeted Allocation, extending the Phase 3 distribution that ends November 6 to more providers and permitting recipients to apply for PRF payments for all lost revenues without limitation. Previously payments were to be capped at lost revenues defined as a negative change in year-over-year net patient care operating income.

The updated list of eligible providers includes:

  • Behavioral Health Providers
  • Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
  • Dental Providers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Chiropractors
  • Nursing Service and Related Providers
  • Hospice Providers
  • Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
  • Emergency Medical Service Providers
  • Hospital Units
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Ambulatory Health Care Facilities
  • Eye and Vision Services Providers
  • Physician Assistants & Advanced Practice Nursing Providers
  • Nursing & Custodial Care Facilities
  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Service Providers

If your practice or business meets the extended provider types above, and you believe you are eligible for Phase 3 provider funds, we encourage you to apply prior to the November 6 deadline.

Should you have any questions on this round of PRF funding or any previous rounds, please do not hesitate to contact your HBK professional. You may contact also contact the national director of the HBK Healthcare Solutions, Michael DeLuca, at MDeLuca@hbkcpa.com

About the Author(s)

Michael DeLuca, CPA, MBA
Michael DeLuca is a Principal in the Southwest Florida offices of HBK CPAs & Consultants, and Director of the HBK Healthcare Solutions Group. He joined the firm in 2013. Michael is experienced in navigating the strategic and financial matters associated with healthcare practices and works closely with many specialty providers to help them plan, execute, and meet their short- and long-term financial goals.

Kyle S. Crouthamel, CPA, CFE
Kyle is a Senior Manager in HBK’s Youngstown office. He began his public accounting in 2011 in Allentown, Pennsylvania prior to moving to Ohio and joining HBK in 2016. His experience includes attestation engagements and consulting in the healthcare and not-for-profit industries. Kyle also works on cost reporting engagements and has focused experience in those related to Medicare and Ohio Medicaid.

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