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PHASE 4 COVID-19 PHE PROVIDER FUNDING

Volume 21.06 HHS Press Release: “The Biden-Harris Administration announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is making $25.5 billion in new funding available for health...

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MEDICARE ENROLLMENT UPDATES

Volume 21.08 CMS has temporarily ceased revalidations for Medicare providers and suppliers because of the COVID-19 PHE.  CMS is not issuing any revalidation notices, deactivating providers for any failure to respond to revalidation requests and is not updating...

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LONG AWAITED UPDATES TO PRF REPORTING DATES

Volume 21.07 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released updated reporting requirements for the use of Provider Relief Funds (“PRF”). The period of availability of funds is based on the date the payment is received (rather than requiring all...

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COVID-19 PHE AND MEDICARE COST REPORTS

Volume 21.05 We previously reported regarding the impact of the COVID-19 PHE and Medicare cost reports; however, based on numerous inquiries, we are pleased to provide the following information. Filing Deadlines – For cost reports covering periods through December 31,...

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CARE FUND REPORTING PORTAL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Volume 21.02 As you probably know, earlier today the Health Resources & Services Administration (“HRSA”) has opened the Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal for registration, but not for reporting the use of Provider Relief Funds (“PRF”).  Reporting has again...

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COST REPORTING UPDATES COST REPORT EXTENSIONS

Volume 21.01 On January 5, 2021, CMS has updated the list of cost report filing extensions as follows: For all cost reports with cost reporting periods ended on March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, providers are granted an additional sixty (60) days from the...

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PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS TAX IMPACT WILL BE IN 2020

Volume 20.36 Many healthcare providers are taxable entities and secured PPP loans.  These providers, like other businesses, were taken off guard when the IRS determined that qualifying expenses would not be deductible once loan forgiveness was secured.  Additionally,...

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PROVIDER RELIEF FUNDING PHASE 3

Volume 20.32 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has announced $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Under this Phase 3 General...

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COST REPORT FILINGS EXTENDED AGAIN

Volume 20.25 Cost report filings for the cost reporting period ended December 31, 2019 have been further extended from July 31, 2020 until August 31, 2020.  This information has been posted on the CGS website.  Expect further postings from CMS and other Medicare...

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EXPECT EXPANDED PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS

Volume 20.21 Last night, the U.S. Senate passed the House version of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation (“Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act”).  The legislation will triple the time allotted for PPP loan recipients to spend the funds and still qualify for...

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SBA RELEASES PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION

Volume 20.18 On Friday, May 15, 2020, the SBA released the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application.  A copy of the application and instructions is available here. The Application sets forth the documentation required to verify expenses for purposes of the forgiveness...

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