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  • IRS Issues Alert on Stimulus Payments for Institutional Residents

    Topics: Federal News,

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an alert to nursing home and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care. The Economic Impact Payment is considered an advance refund for 2020 taxes, so it is considered a tax refund for benefits purposes. The IRS also noted the Economic Impact Payments do not count as resources that have to be turned over by benefit recipients, such as residents long-term care facilities whose care is provided for by Medicaid.

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  • IRS Issues Alert on Stimulus Payments for Institutional Residents

    Topics: Federal News,

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an alert to nursing home and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care. The Economic Impact Payment is considered an advance refund for 2020 taxes, so it is considered a tax refund for benefits purposes. The IRS also noted the Economic Impact Payments do not count as resources that have to be turned over by benefit recipients, such as residents long-term care facilities whose care is provided for by Medicaid.

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  • OCR and Connecticut Agree on Hospital Visitation Policies for People with Disabilities

    Topics: Federal News,

    The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an Early Case Resolution (ECR) with the State of Connecticut after the state issued an executive order regarding non-visitation policies for short-term hospitals, outpatient clinics, and outpatient surgical facilities to ensure that people with disabilities are not denied reasonable access to needed support persons.

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  • HRSA Announces Provider Relief Fund Payments Targeted at Medicaid Providers

    Topics: Federal News,

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will distribute approximately $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs. Examples of providers serving Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries possibly eligible for this funding, include pediatricians, obstetrician-gynecologists, dentists, opioid treatment and behavioral health providers, assisted living facilities, and other home and community-based services providers.

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  • Wisconsin DHS Awards $1.2 Million to Local Programs to Support Innovation

    Topics: State News,

    Per a recent press release, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will award $1.2 million in grants to 15 local county Birth to 3 Programs across the state that will pilot new and innovative efforts to improve outcomes for participating children. 

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