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HHS Issues Revised Notice of Reporting Requirements, Timeline for PRF Payments Recipients

June 14, 2021

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), released revised reporting requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments on June 11.

These revisions include expanding the amount of time providers will have to report information, aiming to reduce burdens on smaller providers, and extending key deadlines for expending PRF payments for recipients who received payments after June 30, 2020.

The revised reporting requirements will be applicable to providers who received one or more payments exceeding, in the aggregate, $10,000 during a single Payment Received Period from the PRF General Distributions, Targeted Distributions, and/or Skilled Nursing Facility and Nursing Home Infection Control Distributions.

HHS began issuing notices on post-payment reporting requirements in July 2020. On January 15, 2021, HHS issued updated requirements to reflect language in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and opened registration for the reporting portal. Since then, HHS has carefully weighed the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic and its impact on health-care providers and other stakeholders, which is reflected in the revised notice.

Key Updates

  • The period of availability of funds is based on the date the payment is received (rather than requiring all payments be used by June 30, 2021, regardless of when they were received).
  • Recipients are required to report for each Payment Received Period in which they received one or more payments exceeding, in the aggregate, $10,000 (rather than $10,000 cumulatively across all PRF payments).
  • Recipients will have a 90-day period to complete reporting (rather than a 30-day reporting period).
  • The reporting requirements are now applicable to recipients of the Skilled Nursing Facility and Nursing Home Infection Control Distribution in addition to General and other Targeted Distributions.
  • The PRF Reporting Portal will open for providers to start submitting information on July 1, 2021.

Summary of Reporting Requirements

 

Payment Received Period (Payments Exceeding $10,000 in Aggregate Received)

Deadline to Use Funds

Reporting Time Period

Period 1

From April 10, 2020 to June 30, 2020

June 30, 2021

July 1 to September 30, 2021

Period 2

From July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

December 31, 2021

January 1 to March 31, 2022

Period 3

From January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

July 1 to September 30, 2022

Period 4

From July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

December 31, 2022

January 1 to March 31, 2023

 

These reporting requirements do not apply to the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program or the two claims reimbursements programs: the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program and the HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund. HRSA continues to encourage providers to establish their PRF Reporting Portal accounts now by registering. Registration will allow providers to receive updates closer to the official opening of the portal for their reporting.

Visit www.apma.org/ProviderRelief for more information on this topic.

 


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