Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2022, 7:07 PM

Doctors Asked to Repay $100 Million in Covid Aid Absent Reports

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

The Department of Health and Human Services is clawing back as much as $100 million in pandemic assistance from health-care providers who didn’t comply with the agency’s reporting requirements.

Physician practices and clinics that received notices from HHS say they didn’t know there were strings attached to the money. Initial tranches of Covid-19 funds were deposited in some providers’ accounts without them asking for it.

Reminder emails about reporting requirements went to some facilities’ spam folders or to staffers who initially accepted the money but ended up leaving their jobs, according to the Medical Group Management Association, which represents health-care ...

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