HHS’s Updated PRF FAQs Include ‘Win’ for NRHA Advocates

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated their Provider Relief Fund (PRF) frequently asked questions (FAQ) with changes beneficial to rural providers. Over the past few months, NRHA has been in consistent communication with HHS officials to ensure PRF reporting requirements are not detrimental to rural providers. While there is more work to be done, NRHA applauds HHS for their updates to the FAQs and the direction they are moving. The updates now allow the PRF funds be used for capital expenditures directly related to COVID-19, no longer limited to just deprecation. Further, the new FAQs allow adjustments to revenues for amounts not related to services provided in 2019 or 2020. NRHA will continue to post updates on the PRF FAQs on NRHA Connect, but the current FAQ document can be found here.