COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Funding and Its Effects on Nursing Homes in Select Locations: Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Impact Study
The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) is producing a report about COVID-19 pandemic relief funding in six communities selected by PRAC for review. As part of PRAC's efforts, OIG will review Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments and their effects on nursing homes in the selected locations. Congress and HHS have used the PRF to support nursing homes and other health care providers during the pandemic. HHS allocated $9.5 billion from the PRF directly to nursing homes through two channels: (1) a distribution to skilled nursing facilities for lost revenue and expenses related to preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19; and (2) the Nursing Home Infection Control Distribution for improving infection control practices and reducing rates of COVID-19 infection. In addition to contributing to PRAC's report for the five locations with nursing homes that received PRF payments, OIG will use interviews and other data collected as part of those efforts to produce its own evaluation of nursing home use of PRF payments and Health Resources and Services Administration oversight.
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