Healthcare

Only Two Weeks Remaining Until PRF Phase 4 Application Deadline!

The October 26, 2021 application deadline for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Payments is quickly approaching with only two weeks to go.  Phase 4 includes $25.5 billion of new funding for COVID-19 affected healthcare providers.  The funding will be split between a $17 billion general distribution and an […]

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Phase 4 and ARP Rural Distributions Application Open

The application is now open for both Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments.   More details on this $25.5 Billion in new PRF funding can be found in this HW&Co. article. Providers can apply via the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal.  The first step is TIN validation […]

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CMS Issues FY 2022 Medicare SNF PDPM Rates Effective October 1, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule updating Medicare rates for skilled nursing facilities for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 in the August 4, 2021 Federal Register. The rates will be effective from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.  Fiscal year 2022 represents the third year of the Patient […]

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60-Day Grace Period for PRF Reporting & $25.5 Billion New PRF Funding Available

Announcing 60-Day Grace Period – PRF Reporting Period 1 The September 30, 2021 Reporting Period 1 deadline has not changed; however, in response to challenges providers are facing given the COVID surges and natural disasters around the country, a 60-day Grace Period through November 30, 2021, is now in place. This period allows providers to […]

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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Overview and Calculation Tool

The 9/30/2021 reporting deadline for Provider Relief Funds (PRF) received between 4/10/2020 and 6/30/2020 is rapidly approaching.   It is important to understand the reporting requirements and to be prepared before entering information into the PRF Reporting Portal.   Quarterly information is required for expenses, patient care revenues and staffing FTEs so if you haven’t already gathered […]

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