Around the time of the start of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, Congress established the Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”) through the CARES Act in order to help providers who were financially damaged by COVID-19.  Through October 1, 2020, there were two (2) phases for general funding, and multiple targeted allocations. The Phase 1 General Distribution allocated $30 billion to eligible providers, and the Phase 2 General Distribution allocated $20 billion to eligible providers, to be distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).  In addition to the general distributions, HHS also provided several targeted allocations, including to areas
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