Compliance Corner July 2021

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM HRSA!

Provider Relief Fund General and Targeted Distribution

Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements

Please visit this LINK to read the important notice issued on June 11, 2021.  The notice informs HRSA Provider Relief Fund (PRF) recipients of the data elements they are required to report as part of the post-payment reporting process.  This announcement includes expanding the amount of time providers will have to report information, aims to reduce burdens on smaller providers, and extends key deadlines for expending PRF payments for recipients who received payments after June 30, 2020. 

 

$125 Million Awarded in Workforce Grants to Bolster COVID-19 Vaccinations in Underserved Communities

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $125 million to support 14 nonprofit private or public organizations to reach underserved communities in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Freely Associated States to develop and support a community-based workforce that will engage in locally tailored efforts to build vaccine confidence and bolster COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities.  Read the release HERE.

 

Over $427 Million Provided to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Rural Communities

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provided $424.7 million in funding to over 4,200 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing and mitigation. Later this summer, HRSA will issue up to $35.3 million in additional funding to RHCs that meet eligibility requirements. Read the release HERE.

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