Provider Relief Fund FAQs for Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19; Provider Relief Fund
​​​Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released additional information on using Provider Relief Funds for vaccine administration. These additions are noted in an updated PRF FAQ document and all of the Provider Relief Fund FAQs can be accessed here.

In particular, note the following updates:
  • ​Provider Relief Funds may be used for administration after other sources of revenue have been exhausted, including: 
    • ​Direct patient billing;
    • Commercial insurance; 
    • Medicare/Medicaid; 
    • ​Reimbursement from the Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing; 
    • ​​Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured; or
    • ​Funds received from FEMA or SBA/Department of Treasury’s Paycheck Protection Program
  • ​Providers may use Provider Relief Fund payments to pay taxes for “healthcare related expenses attributable to coronavirus," except for Nursing Home Infection Control Distribution payments.