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HHS Releases Inital Details on Required Provider Relief Fund Reporting for Distributions in Excess of $10K

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated its Provider Relief Fund website to include a notice of upcoming reporting requirements for recipients of relief funds in excess of $10,000. As we reported previously, HHS stated that its public reporting of recipients and the amounts they received would satisfy the first quarterly reporting covering April to June 2020 and that details on future reports would be forthcoming.

In the recent notice, HHS indicates that it will be releasing detailed instructions on the reports on August 17, 2020. However, it notes that recipients of at least $10,000 should be prepared to submit reports that demonstrate compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the program and that the funds were used for allowable purposes.

The reporting system will be available starting October 1, 2020 and recipients will be required to report on the use of funds through December 31, 2020 no later than 45 days after the end of the calendar year. If the recipient has exhausted the funds by the end of the year, the report will be considered final. Recipients with funds unexpended after December 31, 2020, must submit a second and final report no later than July 31, 2021.

Please note, the Terms and Conditions state that quarterly reporting was required for recipients who received at least $150,000, however, the terms also stated that any recipient was subject to reporting and oversight of the funds from HHS.

ASRS will provide members with additional details as they are released. If you have questions, please contact Allison Madson, director of health policy.

(Published 7.29.20)