The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has released five new frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). Four of the new FAQs address:
- The return of unused PRF payments that are partially spent
- When PRF expenditures and/or lost revenue should be reported on a non-federal entity’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFAs)
- How a non-federal entity determines the amount of expenditures and/or lost revenues to report on its SEFA for fiscal years ending on or after June 30, 2021
- How reporting entities should treat “contractual adjustments from all third-party payers” and “charity care adjustments” when determining what to exclude from patient care-related revenue sources when reporting on lost revenues
The final FAQ announces HRSA’s intent to develop a reconsiderations process for payment accuracy based on submitted supporting documentation. It states that additional details on this process will be provided “in coming weeks.”
The full list of FAQs is available online.