Updated PRF Reporting Requirements
HRSA published an updated Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Distributions and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Distribution Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements on October 27, 2022. Key updates include reporting guidance for ARP Rural funding recipients and the addition of reporting periods 5, 6 and 7.
OIG to Investigate Skilled Nursing Residents with Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations
The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently announced an additional investigation for their 2022 work plan. Previous CMS studies found that five conditions constituted 78 percent of the long-term care resident transfers to hospitals.
The five conditions:
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Asthma
Additionally, sepsis is often considered a preventable condition. HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will review inpatient hospitalizations of SNF residents with any of the five conditions plus sepsis and determine whether the SNF provided services to residents in accordance with their care plans and professional standards of practice (42 CFR § 483.21 and 42 CFR § 483.25).