Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared additional information on reporting requirements for recipients of provider relief funds authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
Using a portal that will open Oct. 1, recipients that received one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate from the Provider Relief Fund will be required to submit reports to HHS on how the funds have been expended. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which oversees administration of the distribution of the payments, will host educational sessions for providers. Last month, HHS clarified that it would not require quarterly reports.
Reporting details include:
- All recipients must report within 45 days of the end of calendar year 2020 (or no later than Feb. 15, 2021) on their expenditures through the period ending Dec. 31, 2020.
- Recipients who have expended funds in full prior to Dec. 31 may submit a single final report at any time during the window that begins Oct. 1 but no later than Feb. 15, 2021.
- Recipients with funds unexpended after Dec. 31 must submit a second and final report no later than July 31, 2021.
- Detailed reporting instructions and a data collection template with the necessary data elements will be available through the HRSA website by Aug. 17.