PYA Covid-19 Information Hub

Because we are living through an unprecedented healthcare phenomenon, PYA is committed to sharing timely and relevant information that we hope will benefit our clients and colleagues. The COVID-19 HUB will centralize PYA’s thought leadership, guidance, and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PYA Thought Leadership

September 2020 – Current



Order Up — Accounting for Restaurant Revitalization Funds
-Published July 13, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Expands PPP Eligibility
-Published March 31, 2021

The American Rescue Plan — How It “Rescues” Healthcare
-Published March 12, 2021


Update on Provider Relief Fund Reporting, New Distributions, and Anticipated Audits and Enforcement Actions
-Published December 14, 2021

On-Demand Webinar: “Provider Relief Fund — Applying for Phase 4 and Rural Payments”
– Duration 60 minutes. Originally presented October 6, 2021.

On-Demand Webinar: “So Now What? Latest Provider Relief Fund Developments”
– Duration 60 minutes. Originally presented on September 21, 2021.

Provider Relief Fund News: Deadline Extension and Several Distribution Updates
-Published September 10, 2021

On-Demand Webinar: “Provider Relief Fund — Office Hours Q&A”
Duration: 60 Minutes. Originally presented on September 8, 2021.

“CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Compliance Concerns”
-Published September 8, 2021

OMB Releases 2021 Compliance Supplement: Single Audits of Provider Relief Funds Can Proceed
-Published August 18, 2021

On-Demand Webinar: “Latest Update — Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements”
-Published July 21, 2021

The Wait Is Over, for Now: HHS Provides Guidance on SEFA Reporting
-Published July 20, 2021

Keeping Busy While Waiting for Provider Relief Fund Audit Requirements
-Published July 9, 2021

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Open For Business: A Step-By-Step Guide
-Published July 2, 2021

Provider Relief Fund Update: Use of Funds Deadline, Portal Registration, Reporting Entities
-Published June 22, 2021

On-Demand Webinar: Let’s Talk Compliance — Provider Relief Fund: Reporting Requirements and Compliance Concerns
– Originally presented July 16, 2021

HHS Releases Updated Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements; Sets September 30 Reporting Deadline for Most Recipients
-Published June 11, 2021

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund – While We’re Waiting…
-Published May 3, 2021

“Provider Relief Fund: Yes, No, Maybe”
-Published March 22, 2021

COVID-19 Relief Funding, Loan Sources, And Obligations Breakdown
-Updated March 10, 2021

“CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Opportunities, Compliance, and Reporting”
-Published March 2, 2021

Provider Relief Fund: $40 Billion Still Has Not Been Distributed
-Published February 10, 2021

Provider Relief Fund Portal Now Open for Registration Only; Reporting Deadline Delayed
-Published January 15, 2021

Top Five Provider Relief Fund Take-Aways from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021
-Published December 22, 2020

Sorting Out the HHS Guidance for CARES Act Provider Relief Funds and Other Funding Requirements
Duration: 60 Minutes. Originally presented on December 2, 2020.

Provider Relief Fund Update: HHS Revises Ambiguous Reporting Requirements Again and Again
-Published November 3, 2020

On-Demand Webinar: “Trick or Treat? October 22nd Revisions to Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements”
Duration: 30 minutes. Originally presented on October 2, 2020.

“HRSA Plans Several Audits of Provider Relief Fund; Reporting Requirements Raise Alarm”
-Published October 13, 2020

On-Demand Webinar: “Compliance With New Provider Relief Funds Reporting Requirements”
Duration: 45 minutes. Originally presented October 5, 2020.


“Cost Reporting in the Time of COVID-19 Could Have an Impact on Hospital Payment”
-Published September 3, 2021

Skilled Nursing Facilities: Restoring Financial Health After the COVID-19 Crisis
-Published July 14, 2021

PYA Principal Updates Post-Pandemic Predictions in New Governance Institute Article
-Published May 7, 2021

PYA Thought Leaders Collaborate on New AHLA Podcast Series Covering Federal Policy, COVID-19, and Other Trends
-Published March 24, 2021

“Helping Long-Term Care Facilities Restore Financial Health Amid COVID-19 Challenges”
-Published February 18, 2021

On-Demand Webinar: Restoring Financial Health for SNFs During and After the COVID-19 Crisis
Duration: 60 Minutes. Originally presented on February 11, 2021.

Top Five Medicare Reimbursement Takeaways from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021
-Published December 23, 2020

“Preparing for Tomorrow While Managing a Crisis Today”
-Published November 17, 2020

“COVID-19 Presents Existential Legal and Regulatory Challenges for Long Term Care Facilities”
-Published November 10, 2020

COVID Webinar: Partnering in Pandemic Times
-Originally presented on October 6, 2020.


Apply by May 6th for FCC’s $250 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program
-Published April 29, 2021

PYA Short Course Webinar Series Provides Critical Information on the Consolidated Appropriations Act
Duration: Six 60-minute webinars. Originally presented January 19th – February 4th, 2021.


Nursing Shortage Becomes a Crisis for Many Healthcare Organizations — What One State Is Doing
-Published January 13, 2022

Pandemic Tax Scams on the Rise: Spotting the Signs, Actions to Take
-Published August 11, 2021

How Taxpayers Can Still Take Advantage of Qualified Improvement Property Deduction Under the CARES Act
-Published March 31, 2021

IRS Extends Individual Tax Return Deadline
-Published March 18, 2021

COVID-19 Legislation — Effects on Retirement Savings for the Individual Taxpayer
-Published February 12, 2021

Pay It Now Or Pay It Later…What You Need To Know About Deferral Of Employee Social Security Tax
-Published September 9, 2020

Why Did I Get an IRS Notice? Processing Delays During Pandemic
-Published August 17, 2020

IRS People First Initiative Brings Taxpayer Relief During Pandemic
-Published June 3, 2020


On-Demand Webinar: “Let’s Talk Compliance — The Telemedicine Cliff”
– Originally aired on Friday, October 8, 2021.

“The Future of Telehealth and Virtual Care”
-Published March 17, 2021

“Cybersecurity in Today’s COVID-19 Environment: How to Best Protect Your Telemedicine Solutions”
-Published September 24, 2020


Waving Goodbye to Waivers: The Coming End to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
-Published July 9, 2021


New Portal for PPP Loan Forgiveness Directly Through SBA
-Published August 12, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline Extended
-Published March 31, 2021

PPP Loans — Coming Back for Seconds
-Published February 12, 2021

Top Five PPP Takeaways from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021
-Published December 23, 2020

The PPP Forgiveness Process … More to Add
-Published December 14, 2020

The Road to Greater Clarity — Developments in PPP Loan Forgiveness
-Published December 02, 2020

On-Demand Webinar: What’s Next for PPP Recipients — Navigating the Forgiveness Process & Planning for the Close of 2020 for Income Tax Purposes
-Originally presented December 2, 2020

Light at the End — Key Takeaways for PPP Loan Forgiveness
-Published November 4, 2020

What You Need to Know About Retirement Plan Distribution and Loan Relief Under the CARES Act
-Published October 20, 2020


“COVID-19 Hot Compliance Topics”
-Published December 3, 2021

On-Demand Webinar: OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard — Implications and Next Steps for Healthcare Providers
Duration 60 minutes. Originally presented on August 3, 2021.

OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Regulations — Are Your Current Prevention Practices Enough?
-Published June 29, 2021

“Adapting to COVID-19, Provider’s Compliance Program Assessment Was Partly Virtual”
-Published December 11, 2020

Virtual Compliance Podcast With PYA’s Shannon Sumner
-Published October 29, 2020

“HIPAA Privacy in 2020 and the Impact of the Pandemic” at 2020 KHA Virtual Convention and Trade Show
-Published October 20, 2020

Systemic Noncompliance—It’s Not Just About Breaches Anymore
-Published October 15, 2020

Webinar: Fraud and Compliance Risks Facing Healthcare Providers Under the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund and Reimbursement Programs
-Published September 17, 2020