Provider Relief Funds: Single Audit Requirement

The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") recently confirmed that the Provider Relief Fund and COVID-19 Testing for the Uninsured programs are subject to the Uniform Guidance under 2 CFR 200 and the related Single Audit requirements. The ramifications will impact potentially thousands of healthcare providers that received funding under these programs that will be required to comply with the myriad cost principles, procurement policies, and various other requirements under the Uniform Guidance, including an independent audit of the organization’s financial statements, program expenditures, compliance with federal requirements, and internal controls over compliance.

In this installment of DHG Healthcare's Emerge communication series, we share more insights into the implications of this HHS announcement and critical considerations. DHG Healthcare stands ready to help healthcare providers navigate the web of compliance requirements and related control considerations, and prepare for an audit of CARES Act funding under the Uniform Guidance.

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