Medical and other healthcare providers who received more than $10k in Provider Relief Funds prior to 6/30/20 are required to self-report by 9/30/21 that those funds were utilized correctly. Due to very lackluster self-reporting submission rates, HRSA recently announced a 60-day grace period for Reporting Period 1 only at: https://www.hrsa.gov/provider-relief/reporting-auditing:
Announcing 60-Day Grace Period – Reporting Period 1
The September 30, 2021 Reporting Period 1 deadline has not changed, however in response to challenges providers are facing given the Covid surges and natural disasters around the country a 60-day Grace Period is in place. This period allows providers to come into compliance with their PRF reporting requirements should they fail to meet the September 30, 2021 deadline.
- While you will be out of compliance if you do not submit your report by September 30, 2021, recoupment or other enforcement actions will not be initiated during the 60-day grace period (October 1 – November 30, 2021).
- The grace period begins on October 1, 2021 and will end on November 30, 2021.
- Providers who are able are strongly encouraged to complete their report in the PRF Reporting Portal by September 30, 2021.
- Providers should return unused funds as soon as possible after submitting their report. All unused funds must be returned no later than 30 days after the end of the grace period (December 30, 2021).
This grace period only pertains to the Reporting Period 1 report submission deadline. There is no change to the Period of Availability for use of PRF payments.
We have helped many medical practice owners with their PRF Self-reporting, and the process has turned out to be quite cumbersome. If you’d like our assistance with complying with the PRF self-reporting requirements, please email email@example.com. There is still time for us to help you meet the 9/30/21 self-reporting deadline.