HHS Opens Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal

February 17, 2021

On January 15, 2021 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced that it had amended the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program (“PRF”) due to the late December passage of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. While the initial deadline for submissions was slated for February 15, 2021, there is no new deadline published as of yet.

From the HHS website:

“Registration Now Open

Recipients of PRF payments exceeding $10,000 in aggregate must register in the Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal. At present, there is no deadline for completing registration in the portal. Recipients will later receive a notification about when they should complete the second step of submitting reporting requirements information on the use of funds. HRSA will send a broadcast email to the email address you provide during the registration process.

The registration process will take at least 20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one session. You cannot save a partially complete registration. Make sure you have all of the information required to register before you begin.”

According to the HHS, if your healthcare portfolio company has received aggregate PRF payments that exceed $10,000, it needs to establish a reporting account by registering for gateway access to the Reporting Portal.

In its announcement, the agency noted the reporting requirements do not apply to funds from: Nursing Home Infection Control, Rural Health Clinics Testing, and COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities Testing, Treatment and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured.

Refer to the PRF Reporting Portal user guide and FAQs for more information, and stay tuned for more guidance from your Cherry Bekaert team.

Who to call for assistance? Reach out to Gregg Hathorne, Steve Stang, or Paul Chancey.