Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced that it is issuing new reporting requirements and that it will be amending the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program due to the passage of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in December.
Additionally, starting today, Provider Relief Fund recipients may begin registering for gateway access to the Reporting Portal where they will ultimately submit their information in compliance with the new reporting requirements that HHS is issuing.
HHS has also updated (as of 1/19) its FAQs for the Provider Relief Fund. Answers are now provided to the following questions:
- Can a provider that purchased a TIN in 2019 or 2020 accept a Provider Relief Fund payment from a previous owner and complete the attestation for the Terms and Conditions?
- Can my organization get an extension to the submission due date for 2020 audit year reports for Single Audits conducted under 45 CFR Part 75?
- Can my organization get an extension to the submission due date for 2019 audit year reports for Single Audits conducted under 45 CFR Part 75?
- Will HHS provide guidance to certified public accountants and those organizations that providers will rely on to perform audits?
- I applied for funds as part of Phase 2 of the General Distribution. Why have I not yet received a payment?
- What will be the methodology/formula used to calculate provider payment in Phase 3 General Distributions?
- What is the payment amount that an applicant should expect to receive from Phase 3 of the General Distribution?
- When will Phase 3 payments be made?
- If a provider purchases a facility that becomes eligible for a payment under the Quality Incentive Program for a given monthly reporting period, but the provider did not own facility during the applicable reporting period, may the provider keep the payment?
Reminder: Providers who received $10,000 or more in aggregate Provider Relief Fund payments will need to submit a report on how they used the PRF payment.