(April 1 – 8, 2021)

CMS Resumes Hospital Survey Activities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it is resuming hospital survey activities for all complaints and recertifications, including hospital onsite revisits.  This announcement comes upon the expiration of survey limitations that have been in place since mid-January due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  This announcement is effective immediately.  More information can be found here.

HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund Program FAQs

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions relating to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund program.  This document provides an overview of the program and includes information regarding eligibility, auditing and reporting requirements, and fund distributions.  For this update, HHS has made changes to the Terms and Conditions; Ownership Structures and Financial Relationships; Use of Funds; and Phase 3 General Distribution Overview and Eligibility sections of the FAQ document.  More information on the Provider Relief Fund program can be found here.