HHS Provides Guidance on Relief Funds

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has provided clarification regarding the Terms and Conditions when retaining the Relief Fund payments under the CARES Act. In the update below, HHS highlights two key guidelines focused on the concern that the provider must be currently treating actual or possible COVID-19 patients.

  1. HHS now states, “care does not have to be specific to treating CVOID-19. HHS broadly views every patient as a possible case of COVID-19.” In other words, if you treated any patient, you treated a possible case of COVID-19, and you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you treated actual of possible COVID-19 patients.
  2. HHS removed the requirement that you must be “currently” treating possible COVID-19 patients, such that if you “ceased operation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you are still eligible to receive funds.”

Sources: The Department of Health & Human Services: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

 

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