Late on May 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued further updates to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding distributions from the Provider Relief Fund, as well as Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Terms and Conditions. HHS also issued Skilled Nursing Facility Relief Fund Payment Terms and Conditions earlier today.
The RHC and Skilled Nursing Facility Fund Payment Terms and Conditions are the only additional terms and conditions issued since May 5. They should be reviewed by all RHC and Skilled Nursing Facilities planning to accept funds under the Provider Relief Fund. The May 21 FAQ update is the third round of FAQ updates issued this week and one of multiple changes HHS has issued over the last two weeks without notice. The May 21 FAQs address eligibility for General Distribution payments; sold, transferred, or terminated providers; and various matters regarding parent-subsidiary relationships.
A Summary of the May 21 FAQ Guidance Follows: