January 2021 Grand Rounds —
CARES Act Provider Relief Funds —
It’s Time to Pay the Piper!

January 5, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


Dan Mulholland and Joshua Hodges

So earlier this year you received money from the Provider Relief Funds authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. That’s great. But whenever you hear, “We’re from the Government and we’re here to help” there’s always strings attached.  Once 2021 starts, you’ll be asked to account for how you used those funds and must pay money back if you didn’t use it correctly. In addition, you’ll be expected to be able to prove that you complied with all the terms and conditions that came with the money, such as not collecting higher out-of-pocket payments from COVID-19 patients than what the patient would have had to pay if they went to an in-network provider. The OIG Work Plan has prioritized audits of providers who received PRF money, and whistleblowers and their attorneys are lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce with False Claims Act suits. What to do?

Tune into HortySpringer’s first Grand Rounds Audio Conference of 2021 where Dan Mulholland and Joshua Hodges will walk you through what will be expected of hospitals, medical practices or other providers who received CARES Act funds and help you get ready to show you are compliant.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:

      • Understand what is required of providers who received money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Funds and how they will need to demonstrate what they did when audited by the Government.

Education Credit

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of this audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEUs Credit

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs), which is equal to 1 contact hour.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer


The information presented during an audio conference and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing contained therein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases or circumstances.

No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented during an audio conference without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer practicing as permitted by applicable laws, regulations or rules of professional conduct. No attorney-client relationship is formed by registration for an audio conference or the use of the supplementary materials.

About the Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds 2021 Audio Conference Series consists of twelve audio conferences spread over the course of the year, with the goal of providing focused, manageable bites of education for Medical Staff leaders and those who support them.

  • Registration includes an MP3 containing the audio conference at no additional charge following each conference.
  • CME credit issued for live conference participation.
  • Register for the full series of 12 monthly audio conferences. Please contact us at 412-687-7677 or if you are interested in purchasing this series.

* Registration fee includes one phone line; you may add up to two additional lines to your order for $50 each line (per audio conference).

Designed for even the busiest hospital and medical staff leaders, registration for the year-long series is a quick and inexpensive way for Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key Medical Staff committees to have access to the most up-to-date health care information at their fingertips while obtaining valuable CME credits as well.


PLEASE NOTE: To help your staff and medical professionals adhere to social distancing guidelines, we will waive the extra line fee for up to 3 additional lines so others in your organization are able to safely listen from their home or office.

Audio Conferences/Grand Rounds Registration: $250 and includes:

      • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit*
      • 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credit*
      • One MP3 recording to share with your staff throughout the year
      • Three phones lines. You may purchase additional lines for $50/line, per audio conference.

Can’t make the live audio conference? No problem! We offer single MP3 recordings for $250/audio conference.

*Not all audio conferences will be approved for continuing medical education credits.

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