Reporting Requirements and Auditing
All recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments are required to comply with the reporting requirements described in the Terms and Conditions and specified in future directions issued by the Secretary.
For Recipients of Payments more than $10,000
Recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate must report required information, including intent, use of funds, and other data elements. For more details:
- Download the Final Reporting Data Elements.
This document updates and supplements the October 22, 2020 Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements notice: General and Targeted Distribution Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirement and the September 19, 2020 General and Targeted Distribution Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirement.
This document also supplements the July 20, 2020 Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements notice: General and Targeted Distribution Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirement.
- View the summary of reporting guidelines for payments exceeding $10,000.
- Read examples of allowable expenses for Provider Relief Funds
These final reporting requirements do not apply to:
- Nursing Home Infection Control distribution recipients
- Rural Health Clinic Testing distribution recipients
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Uninsured Program reimbursement recipients
Separate reporting requirements may be announced in the future.
- January 15, 2021: reporting system opens for providers
- February 15, 2021: first reporting deadline for all providers on use of funds
- July 31, 2021: final reporting deadline for providers who did not fully expend PRF funds prior to December 31, 2020
- Revenue/net charges from patient care
- Revenue by patient care payor mix
Expenses attributable to coronavirus
- General and administrative (G&A) expenses
- Healthcare-related expenses
For recipients of over $500,000 in aggregate PRF payments, providers must provide a further expense breakdown that includes:
- and other high-level expense categories
Basic organization information
- Taxpayer Identification Number
- National Provider Identifier (optional)
- Fiscal year end date
- Federal tax classification
Other assistance received in 2020
- Paycheck Protection Program
- FEMA CARES Act
- CARES Act Testing
- Local/State/Tribal Government assistance
- Business insurance
- Other assistance
- Employees (i.e. total, re-hires)
- Patients (i.e. visits, admissions)
- Facility (i.e. staffed beds)
The recipients of Provider Relief Fund payments may be subject to auditing to ensure the accuracy of the data submitted to HHS for payment. Any recipients identified as having provided inaccurate information to HHS will be subject to payment recoupment and other legal action. Further, all recipients of Provider Relief Fund payments shall maintain appropriate records and cost documentation including, as applicable, documentation described in 45 CFR § 75.302 – Financial management and 45 CFR § 75.361 through 75.365 – Record Retention and Access, and other information required by future program instructions to substantiate that recipients used all Provider Relief Fund payments appropriately.
Upon the request of the Secretary, the recipient shall promptly submit copies of such records and cost documentation and the recipient must fully cooperate in all audits the Secretary, Inspector General, or Pandemic Response Accountability Committee conducts to ensure compliance with applicable Terms and Conditions. Deliberate omission, misrepresentation, or falsification of any information contained in payment applications or future reports may be punishable by criminal, civil, or administrative penalties, including but not limited to revocation of Medicare billing privileges, exclusion from federal health care programs, and/or the imposition of fines, civil damages, and/or imprisonment.
For additional assistance applying, please call the provider support line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY dial 711. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.
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