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HHS shares details on post-payment reporting requirements for recipients of CARES Act Provider Relief funds

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week shared additional information on reporting requirements for recipients of provider relief funds authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Recipients who received one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate from the Provider Relief Fund will be required to submit reports to HHS on how the funds have been expended using a portal HHS will open on October 1, 2020. Detailed instructions regarding these reports will be released by August 17, 2020. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which oversees administering the distribution of the payments, will host educational sessions for providers. Last month, HHS clarified it would not require quarterly reports. More details on the timing of the reports follows.

Notice on Timing of Reports

  • All recipients must report within 45 days of the end of calendar year 2020 or no later than February 15, 2021, on their expenditures through the period ending December 31, 2020.
  • Recipients who have expended funds in full prior to December 31, 2020, may submit a single final report at any time during the window that begins October 1, 2020, but no later than February 15, 2021.
  • Recipients with funds unexpended after December 31, 2020, must submit a second and final report no later than July 31, 2021.

Detailed reporting instructions and a data collection template with the necessary data elements will be available through the HRSA website by August 17, 2020.