Cares Act Provider Relief Funds: Reporting Set To Begin In 2021; New Reporting Requirements

The Healthcare Law Blog

The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) has completed review of Phase 3 applications for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”) and expects to distribute $24.5 billion to over 70,000 health care providers by the end of this month. These payments are intended to cover loss revenues attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to HRSA, over 35,000 Phase 3 applicants will not receive any additional payment because they either experienced no change in revenues or net expenses attributable to COVID-19,

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New Cares Funding Available For Medicaid Providers

by Jeanne L. Vance
The Healthcare Law Blog

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will allocate approximately $15 billion to providers who participate in state Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and who did not receive payments from the initial $50 billion in general allocations from the Provider Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding is intended to provide relief to Medicaid and CHIP providers experiencing lost revenues or increased expenses due to COVID‑19.

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California Attorney General Clarifies Effective Date For Filing Adverse Action 805 Report By Health Care Peer Review Bodies

On April 20, 2020, the California Attorney General (“AG”) issued a published opinion clarifying that the “effective date” for purposes of filing a Business and Professions Code 805 report is the date on which a peer review body’s decision becomes final, following the conclusion of a licentiate’s appeal to the body of its proposed final action, and not the date of the peer review body’s final proposed decision. Section 805 requires a report to be filed with the relevant state healing arts licensing agency “within 15 days after the effective date” of certain actions taken by a peer review body against specified health care licentiates,

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Postponing Elective Surgeries To Contain Covid-19 Spread And Conserve Resources Presents Challenges For Healthcare Providers

by Jeanne L. Vance

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020.[1] As a result, there are more patients in need of immediate and attentive care, and many practices now have to consider how to continue providing necessary services while containing the spread of COVID-19 with balancing current and future needs for clinician services, medical supplies and access to personal protective equipment (PPE). In response to this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended the postponement of non-essential adult elective surgeries and medical and surgical procedures to conserve resources,[2] and the Centers for Medicare &

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Jeanne L. Vance Spoke At The American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Medicare Medicaid Payment Issues Conference Regarding Provider Enrollment, For The Ninth Consecutive Year

For the ninth consecutive year, Jeanne L. Vance presented at the American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Medicare Medicaid Payment Issues conference regarding provider enrollment. Ms. Vance was a panelist regarding “Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment” March 20-22, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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