Healthcare

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Payments Begin

On November 23, 2021, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) began distributing American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments.  The $8.5 billion ARP Rural distribution is based on the number of services providers furnish to Medicaid/CHIP and Medicare beneficiaries living in Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)-defined rural areas. The vast majority, approximately 96%, […]

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Only Three Weeks Remaining Until PRF Reporting Period 1 Deadline!

All providers who received more than $10,000 in PRF funds between April 10 and June 30, 2020 are required to report their use of funds by November 30, 2021. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) set an initial deadline for final submission of reporting for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 1 on September […]

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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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