(Recorded Webinar) Navigating Provider Relief Fund Payment
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created, and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act augmented, a $175 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF), to reimburse health care providers for certain health care related expenses or lost revenues attributable to the coronavirus. Outpatient safety-net providers, such as community mental health centers and federally qualified health centers, have received or are due to receive funding under several Provider Relief Fund allocations, including the $50 billion general distribution, the rural provider distribution, and the upcoming Medicaid/CHIP distribution.
In this webinar, presenters Ted Waters and Susannah Gopalan will review key terms and conditions of PRF funding, including questions such as how safety-net providers should identify COVID-related qualifying expenses and lost revenues, the timeframe over which the PRF funds can be used, and how providers can adhere to prohibitions on “balance billing” under the PRF program. We will also address questions concerning the amount of PRF distributions, the relationship among the various PRF allocations, and the procedures for attesting to the PRF terms and conditions and accepting or rejecting PRF funds. This webinar will not address Uninsured Relief Fund payments.
- CEOs and Leadership of outpatient safety-net provider organizations, such as FQHCs and CMHCs
- Finance Department Staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify and explain key terms and conditions under the HHS Provider Relief Fund
- Describe the various PRF distributions and how they relate to each other
- Identify key PRF-related obligations for your organization (deadlines for providing financial information and attesting to terms and conditions; future auditing and reporting requirements)
- Identify key PRF-related policies your organization needs to develop or refine (classifying COVID-related expenses and lost revenues, protecting against duplication of funding sources, modifying collections policies to satisfy “balance billing” prohibition)
SUSANNAH VANCE GOPALAN
Susannah is a Partner in the firm’s health law practice group where she focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues. Susannah brings regulatory expertise to bear when advising clients and pursuing litigation on their behalf. She has experience negotiating Medicaid waivers and managed care arrangements on behalf of providers, provider associations, and governmental entities. She represented a group of providers in reaching a settlement in major Medicaid litigation. [Full Bio]
Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, & 2020 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]
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