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HHS Announces Delay in Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline and Revisions to ‘Lost Revenue’ Definition

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has announced a new reporting portal for providers to register and submit information about how they have used payments from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to cover Covid-19-related costs and lost revenues.

HHS also said the deadline for reporting is extended, although it did not specify the deadline. The agency said providers can register and become familiar with the reporting portal in the meantime.

Previously HHS said that providers who received payments amounting to more than $10,000 from the PRF were required to report by Feb. 15, 2021 on how they used those funds. The department had also said providers had until July 31, 2021 to report on funds not expended by the end of 2020.

Late last month, Congress passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which added $3 billion to the PRF. This legislation changed the reporting requirements to allow more flexibility in how providers may use PRF funds to cover lost revenues. HHS said in its recent announcement that it is updating PRF reporting requirements to align with the new law.

The department highlighted reporting requirement changes in the highlighted section of this document.