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Capitol Correspondence - 09.22.20

HHS Releases Reporting Guidance for Provider Relief Fund

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HHS posted long-anticipated additional information about the reporting requirements for Provider Relief Fund recipients that received aggregated payments of more than $10,000 and articulating in considerably more detail how lost revenues and expenses will be accounted. The reporting requirements do not apply to the Nursing Home Infection Control distribution, Rural Health Clinic Testing distribution, or the HRSA Uninsured Program. The notice includes the data elements and information that recipients will need to report to comply with the Terms and Conditions of receiving and using the funds. Given the additional detail and changes to the expense and lost revenue categories, it is important that your finance team focus on and assess the implications of this new guidance.

HHS had previously issued guidance stating that the reporting system will become available October 1, 2020. All recipients are required to report on their expenditures by February 15, 2021. Recipients who have expended funds in full prior to December 31, 2020, may submit a single final report by the February 15th deadline, and recipients with unexpended funds after December 31, 2020, must submit a second and final report by July 31, 2021.

ANCOR will be reviewing the guidance, including to assess whether filing deadlines have changed given the two extensions for Medicaid providers to apply. We will keep members informed as we develop content.