January 22, 2021
Updates on COVID-19 Regulations
AHPA continues to follow new COVID-19 regulations, guidance and other government actions. The updates below are the latest guidance and other developments since January 11, 2021 to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. For earlier COVID-19 regulations and guidance, visit the previous Policy Brief.
HHS Delays Reporting Deadline for Provider Relief Fund
- HHS has announced that it will push back the previously-announced February 15th deadline for Provider Relief Fund recipients to submit their reporting requirements on the use of these funds. HHS has not yet announced what the new reporting timeline will be.
OCR Plans Not to Penalize for Unintentional HIPAA Violations in Scheduling Apps
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and HHS have announced that they will not impose penalties for violations of the HIPAA Rules in connection with scheduling applications for COVID-19 vaccination appointments during the nationwide public health emergency.