HHS continues to shed light on how providers can know if they’re receiving money as it eases concerns about who qualifies.
The $30 billion in COVID-19 funds being sent directly to health care providers has sparked questions among providers about whether they qualify for the funds, how they’ll receive them, and what kinds of restrictions might apply.
Fortunately, there are answers out there. In addition to its initial story on release of the funds, PT in Motion News published a subsequent piece on how to find out if you’re receiving any of the money. Here’s more of what we know about the program.
You don’t have to be “currently taking patients” as long as you were still seeing patients after January 31 — and HHS is taking a broad view of patients with “possible” COVID-19.
The basic requirement for the funds, according to HHS, is that you billed Medicare in 2019 and provided “diagnoses, testing, or care for individuals with possible or actual cases of COVID-19.” As far as HHS is concerned, that includes everyone you treated: “HHS broadly views every patient as a possible case of COVID-19,” HHS states.
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