The Department of Health and Human Services today issued clarifications sought by the AHA on two problematic reporting requirements for the Provider Relief Fund. HHS stated that expenses for capital equipment, facilities projects and inventory may be fully expensed in cases where the purchase was directly related to the prevention, preparation for, and response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The agency also clarified that providers’ reporting of net patient revenue should NOT include any payments received from or any payments made to third parties that relate to care not provided in 2019 or 2020.

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