Posted Sunday, June 13, 2021
Home health providers may get additional financial aid soon, as the federal government reportedly inches closer toward disbursing another round of CARES Act funds.
Established under the CARES Act, the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) is meant to support health care providers and other groups impacted by the pandemic. In total, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is distributing $178 billion to home health providers, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), hospices and others on the front lines of the coronavirus response.
“[Providers would] like a little more clarity on what actually is going to get reported or count as expenses,” LeadingAge Vice President of Health Policy and Integrated Services Nicole Fallon told Skilled Nursing New prior to Friday. “I know the prior administration tried to leave things sort of open-ended, with the idea that if they tried to list everything out, they would miss something that was important.”
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