HHS Stimulus Requirements for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Recipients

HHS Provides Stimulus Reporting Requirements to Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Recipients

Last Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced their plans for future reporting requirements for certain recipients of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).  The reporting requirement applies to any PRF recipient who received total funds over $10,000 from one or more HHS Stimulus payment(s).

Providers will be required to demonstrate compliance in  the proper utilization of  funds for allowable purposes according to the Terms and Conditions associated with the PRF Payment(s).  Providers are encouraged to visit https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html#attestation-portal to review the terms and conditions associated with any funds received thus far.

Detailed PRF reporting instructions will be available by August 17, 2020. Providers will be directed to an HRSA hosted platform, such as the “Provider Portal” where recipients initially applied for and attested to PRF payments, to review instructions and a data collection template that will outline all necessary data elements to report.

Within the notice, HHS released the following information:

  • The reporting system will be available starting October 1st.
  • All recipients must report within 45 days of the end of calendar year 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.

To review the notice in full please visit https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/provider-post-payment-notice-of-reporting-requirements.pdf

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Please feel free to pass along to colleagues who may be interested. We are monitoring this matter very closely. As always, if you have any immediate questions about how these new provisions will impact your practice, please contact Maureen West McCarthy, your current KatzAbosch representative or your other advisors.

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