On Friday June 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) finally released the revised reporting requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments.
The revised reporting requirements supersede the January 15th reporting requirements. The newly issued June 11, 2021 reporting requirements can be found here.
This announcement includes expanding the amount of time providers will have to report information, aims to reduce burdens on smaller providers, and extends 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. According to HRSA, the PRF portal will open for providers to begin reporting on July 1.
The new reporting deadlines and use of funds deadlines, are based on receipt date of each of your specific PRF dollars (many received more than one). Providers that did receive one or more payments during a Payment Received Period outlined below are required to report in the Reporting Time Period associated with the date in which they received payments that exceed $10,000 in aggregate.
What’s interesting is, the Period 4 sets the table for a potential Phase 4 tranche of remaining PRF dollars to be distributed in 2021 and used for all of 2022….stay tuned for more on that.
HRSA continues to encourage providers to establish their PRF Reporting Portal accounts now by registering here. Registration will also allow providers to receive updates closer to the official opening of the portal for their reporting submissions.