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HHS Delays Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline

The Health & Human Services Department announced Friday, January 15 that it is pushing back the date for Provider Relief Fund Program (PRF) recipients to begin submitting their reporting on their use of PRF funds. Instead, PRF recipients can begin registering today for gateway access to the Reporting Portal where they will ultimately submit their information in compliance with the new HHS reporting requirements.

HHS previously planned to open the Reporting Portal by January 15, with the first deadline for submissions being February 15, 2021. However, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed in December adding another $3 billion to the $175 billion in the Provider Relief Fund section of the CARES Act included language specific to reporting requirements. The HHS reporting timeline change is the department’s effort to “give recipients ample time to familiarize themselves with the updated reporting requirements well in advance of required submission deadlines.”

HHS said it is “encouraging all PRF recipients that have received aggregate PRF payments that exceed $10,000 to establish a reporting account by registering at the newly enabled PRF reporting website.” While it did not set a new timeline for providers to establish a reporting account in the Reporting Portal, it does require providers to complete the step to “advance and fulfill their reporting requirements once HHS announces the new deadline to do so.”

To access the Reporting Portal, go to: https://prfreporting.hrsa.gov/s/

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About the Author(s)
Michael DeLuca, CPA, MBA
Michael DeLuca is a Principal in the Southwest Florida offices of HBK CPAs & Consultants, and Director of the HBK Healthcare Solutions Group. He joined the firm in 2013. Michael is experienced in navigating the strategic and financial matters associated with healthcare practices and works closely with many specialty providers to help them plan, execute, and meet their short- and long-term financial goals.
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