Washington Watch for January 2022

Carter L. Alleman, J.D.

No Surprises Act Implementation Toolkit
The American Medical Association recently released the following toolkit to assist providers during the implementation of the No Surprises Act. The toolkit provides guidance on several provisions. To access the toolkit, click here.

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal for Phase 2 Opened
The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal is open for the second reporting period and will remain open through March 31, 2022. Providers who received one or more PRF payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 must report on their use of funds. According to HHS, the deadline to use funds for this reporting period was December 31, 2021. Providers who were required to report in the first reporting period but did not report are out of compliance, will be excluded from receiving or retaining future PRF payments (including any applicable Phase 4 payments), and the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) will seek repayment of those funds.


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