HHS has announced that it will delay the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program (PRF) due to the recent passage of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. As you know, HHS issued updatedReporting Requirements (Requirements) on January 15, 2021 and indicated that the Provider Relief Reporting Portal is only open for registration. HHS has released no further details about when the first report, which was initially due February 15, 2021, will now be due. You must register through the portal and HHS will send an email to the address you provide with notification about when Recipients of funding will need to complete the second step of submitting a report on the use of funds. We encourage you to complete the registration process as soon as possible so that you don’t miss any communications from HHS about the reporting timeline or reporting instructions.

Here are the Reporting Portal FAQs to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you to BakerTilly for sharing this update with our members.

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HHS posted long-anticipated additional information about the reporting requirements for Provider Relief Fund recipients that received aggregated payments of more than $10,000 and articulating in considerably more detail how lost revenues and expenses will be accounted. The reporting requirements do not apply to the Nursing Home Infection Control distribution, Rural Health Clinic Testing distribution, or the HRSA Uninsured Program. The notice includes the data elements and information that recipients will need to report to comply with the Terms and Conditions of receiving and using the funds. Given the additional detail and changes to the expense and lost revenue categories, it is important that your finance team focus on and assess the implications of this new guidance.

HHS had previously issued guidance stating that the reporting system will become available October 1, 2020. All recipients are required to report on their expenditures by February 15, 2021. Recipients who have expended funds in full prior to December 31, 2020, may submit a single final report by the February 15th deadline, and recipients with unexpended funds after December 31, 2020, must submit a second and final report by July 31, 2021.

Information provided by ANCOR.