Situation Report | June 14, 2021
On June 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released revised reporting requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments.
HHS is expanding the amount of time providers will have to report information. It is also 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.
See here the revised reporting requirements supplanting the January 15 requirements.
- 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.
General information on the Provider Relief Fund is here.