COVID-19: Coverage and Reimbursement

Jul 22, 2021
AHA urges hospital and health system leaders to contact their senators and representatives and urge them not to use unobligated COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds or extend the 2% mandatory sequestration cut to Medicare to help pay for the infrastructure package currently under consideration.
Jul 19, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services should provide projected time frames for its planned spending of COVID-19 relief funds, including the Provider Relief Fund, to ensure accountability for these funds, the Government Accountability Office said in a report. 
Jul 16, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration Provider Relief Fund reporting portal remains open for providers to begin reporting to the government that they used federal emergency relief funds for health care-related expenses or lost revenues attributable to COVID-19.
Jul 16, 2021
The AHA tells Senate leaders it strongly opposes proposals to rescind emergency funds from the Provider Relief Fund to offset the costs of an infrastructure proposal.
Jun 29, 2021
AHA today asked Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to allow providers that received funding prior to June 30, 2020 to use their COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund payments through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency or, at a minimum, through the end of 2021.
Jun 29, 2021
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra urging him to allow providers that received funding prior to June 30, 2020 to use their COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund payments through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency or, at a minimum, through the end of 2021.
Jun 22, 2021
AHA expresses concern with the June 30, 2021 deadline for spending PRF funds received prior to June 30th, 2020.
Jun 11, 2021
As urged by the AHA and other groups, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it is extending the deadline by which hospitals and other providers that received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) money after June 30, 2020, must use their COVID-19 PRF payments.
Jun 9, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced expanded COVID-19 response efforts in rural communities. Specifically, HRSA will increase the number of vaccines sent to rural communities, expand testing and other COVID-19 prevention services, and work to increase vaccine…
May 25, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration will use $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act to reimburse health care providers for testing uninsured individuals for COVID-19 through its COVID-19 Uninsured Program, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.