Beginning April 10th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) distributed the first $30 billion dollars of the $100 billion Public Health and Economic Security Fund.  As we noted in our previous post, providers are required to review and agree to the terms and conditions of the grant and confirm receipt of the funds within 30 days.

The portal to confirm receipt of the funds and attest to the terms and conditions is now available.   Providers who do not respond and who keep the money will be treated as if they agreed to the terms and conditions.  You can access the portal and attest to the terms and conditions HERE.

The healthcare provider is required to certify, among other certifications, that it provided care for patients with possible or actual cases of COVID19.  In response to concerns expressed by healthcare providers about the ambiguity of the attestation, HHS issued an update stating, “”HHS broadly views every patient as a possible case of COVID-19.” HHS also clarified that a healthcare provider’s eligibility is not adversely affected if it ceased operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so long as the healthcare provider provided diagnoses, testing, or care for individuals with possible or actual cases of COVID-19.”

We are happy to discuss any questions or comments you may have.  Our team is working and available to review with you.  Please contact our office at 610-544-5900 or .

We are in this together,

Brinker Simpson & Company, LLC

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