October 16, 2020
New Guidelines for COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds Could Strain Hospitals’ Resources
A new Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements, released by HHS on September 19th, adopts a new definition of hospital lost revenue that would result in hospitals having to return already-received payments from the Provider Relief Fund. In response to this guidance, AHPA will be sending a letter to its Congressional delegation urging lawmakers to convey our concerns to HHS. Similarly, 31 Republican senators and 22 Democrat senators sent separate letters to HHS Secretary Alex Azar expressing their concerns with the reporting requirement changes. A summary of the new reporting requirements can be found here.