HHS Releases Detailed Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided more detailed Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting guidance. HHS reports they will be releasing more detailed reporting instructions by August 17, 2020. 

These reporting instructions will provide directions on reporting obligations applicable to any provider that received a payment from the following CARES Act/PRF distributions:

General Distributions:

  • Initial Medicare Distribution
  • Additional Medicare Distribution
  • Medicaid, Dental & CHIP Distribution

Targeted Distributions:

  • High Impact Area Distribution
  • Rural Distribution
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities Distribution
  • Indian Health Service Distribution
  • Safety Net Hospital Distribution

According to HHS, the reporting system will become available to recipients for reporting on October 1, 2020.

  • All recipients must report within 45 days of the end of CY 2020 on their expenditures through the period ending December 31, 2020.
  • Recipients who have expended funds in full prior to December 31, 2020 may submit a single final report at any time during the window that begins October 1, 2020, but no later than February 15, 2021.
  • Recipients with funds unexpended after December 31, 2020, must submit a second and final report no later than July 31, 2021.
  • Detailed PRF reporting instructions and a data collection template with the necessary data elements will be available through the HRSA website by August 17, 2020.

To read the guidance in its entirety,CLICK HERE.

For the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQs, CLICK HERE.

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