Tag: HHS

HHS Announces Distribution from PRF to Medicaid Providers

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the distribution of additional relief funds from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible Medicaid and Children’s ...

COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting o...

OIG Reports on COVID-19 Plans and Actions

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its semiannual report to Congress on June 1, 2020. In the document, the OIG reported on its COVID-19 pandemic activities. By mid-March, OIG had developed a d...

COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting o...

HHS Extends Deadline to Accept Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund Payments

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has again extended the deadline for providers to accept the Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund payments. Eligible providers now have 90 days from the date they received the payment to accep...

HHS Distributes Targeted Provider Relief Funds to SNFs and the IHS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently distributed $4.9 billion to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and $500 million to the Indian Health Service (IHS) from the Provider Relief Fund. The $4.9 billion in funding for SNFs is the m...

COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting o...

National Health Quality Roadmap Released

The Department of Health and human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published the National Health Quality Roadmap. This new guidance is in response to President Trump’s Executive Order (EO),

Agencies Release Data Detailing the Distribution of COVID-19 Support Funds

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released new data providing additional details in how federal financial supports have been distributed to providers throughout the country...

COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting o...

HHS Distributes $22B to Hotspots and Rural Providers

On May 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional funding details for two previously announced distributions from the Provider Relief Fund: hospitals in areas heavily affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pa...

Emergency Fund and Paycheck Protection Program Receive Additional Funding Through Fourth COVID Legislation

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus bill, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266), was signed into law. It provides an additional $310 billion for small business loans available thr...

CMS Suspends the Advance Payment Program for Part B Suppliers

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. CMS will not be accepting any new applications for the Advance Payment Program an...

Update on HHS Emergency Fund Distribution

On April 22, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of an additional $40.4 billion from the $100 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (the Fund) in four targeted areas to be distribu...

Rural Providers Receive Nearly $165 Million in CARES Funding

On April 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $165 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. These investments will support...

HHS Delays Implementation of Interoperability Rules in Response to COVID-19

On April 21, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services announced delays to the implementation of certain provisions of the interoperability final rules released on March 9, 2020, in response to COVID-19. A series of announcements were release...

Telehealth Roundup: Resources, Flexibilities and Funding Opportunities

Leveraging the use of telehealth technologies has become a critical component of ensuring beneficiaries receive necessary care while protecting both healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19. This past week there have been a number of telehealth-...

HHS Distributes $30 Billion to FFS Medicare Providers

On April 10, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began distributing $30 billion from the $100 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, an...

HHS Announces Plan to Use $1 billion from CARES Act Funding to Treat Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Friday, April 3, 2020, during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force that Administration’s current plan is to use a portion of the $100 billion CARES Act funding to...

OIG Survey Finds Hospitals Experiencing Shortages of Testing Supplies and PPE

On April 6, 2020, the Office of the Inspector of General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released findings from a survey of hospitals from March 23-27, 2020 to assess the challenges facing hospitals.