HHS Revised Notice of Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Funds
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued revised reporting requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Funds. The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) is for any provider of health care, services, or support in a medical setting, at home, or in the community. Funds were distributed to qualified providers for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue due to COVID-19.
Recipients who received one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate are required to report the usage of funds. Recipients must first register through the Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal before reporting funds, which will begin on July 1.
This recent announcement expands the amount of time providers have to report information, reduces the burdens on smaller providers, and extends key deadlines.
- 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 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.
You can view the full update and revised reporting requirements on the HHS.gov website.
We encourage you to contact us at (973) 298-8500 with any of your questions or to discuss further.