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COVID-19 Hospice How-To Series | Pulling the Strings: New OIG Audits Scrutinize How Hospices Used Provider Relief Funds



For the last two-and-a-half years, hospices and other providers have been using billions in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments to prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has begun its nationwide audit of providers’ use of PRF payments, removing any remaining doubt as to whether these payments came with very significant strings attached. In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg PekarskeBryan Nowicki and Andrew Brenton share their experiences regarding the purpose and nature of the OIG audit and offer practical takeaways for hospices.

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Andrew Brenton

Senior Associate