APMA is thrilled to announce additional relief for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) recipients who were unable to report but returned the funds they received before the Human Resources and Services Association (HRSA) created a process to report late, due to fears of additional penalties.
The HRSA initially indicated that funds returned would not be reissued. But due to APMA’s hard work and advocacy, the HRSA announced on June 27 the Request to Report Late with Payment Reissue process for providers who made full returns of their PRF Period 1 (RP1) payment(s) prior to HRSA announcing the Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances process on April 6. The voluntary process will afford providers the opportunity to have their PRF RP1 payment reissued if their RP1 report is submitted.
Additionally, the Reporting Period 3 (RP3) is now open, and providers who received one or more General and/or Targeted PRF payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2021, must report on their use of funds RP3, no later than September 30. Visit the HRSA PRF Reporting Resources page for more information. HRSA also has two new technical webinars for new and returning reporting entities. Providers must register to attend:
Providers wishing to have their payment reimbursed must follow the HRSA outlined-process below and meet all deadlines. HRSA stresses that the dates will not be extended. Providers who do not report on use of funds by the deadline (estimated to be September 9) to submit the RP1 report will not be reissued their original PRF payment.
How will payments be reissued?
UnitedHealth Group, HRSA’s contractor, will deliver funds via its Automated Clearing House (ACH). The automated payments will be sent via Optum Bank to the group’s central billing office.
How long after completing my report will my payment be reissued?
HRSA anticipates reissuing PRF Funds in October 2022 for providers who submit a complete report on time and are in good standing.