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HRSA to Reopen First PRF Reporting Period

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that certain health care providers who returned Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments because they were unable to meet the period 1 reporting deadline will have the opportunity to apply for reissuance of these funds.

Providers who received PRF money between April 10, 2020, and June 30, 2020 (known as the first payment received period), were required to report on the receipt of these funds during reporting period 1, which closed in September 2021. HRSA initially provided a two-month grace period and a subsequent opportunity for providers who missed the period 1 reporting deadline due to extenuating circumstances to report on the receipt of period 1 funds.

If a provider did not meet the period 1 reporting deadline and subsequently returned its PRF funds before HRSA announced the late, extenuating circumstances reporting period, that provider can request to have its period 1 funds reissued, HRSA states. To have its payments reissued, a provider must:

  • register in the PRF reporting portal;
  • submit a request to participate between July 18 and July 29;
  • await HRSA’s review of the request; and
  • upon notification from HRSA, submit the report within two weeks via the reporting portal.

Providers who receive more than $10,000 in aggregate PRF payments in a payment received period, including through the high-impact area and safety-net distributions, must report on the use of these funds. If a provider fails to report on funds received within a payment received period, funds must return to HRSA.

Reporting period 3 opened July 1. This period covers the third payment received period, for funds received between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2021.

For additional information, visit America’s Essential Hospitals’ PRF reporting and audits resource page and coronavirus resource page.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Shahid Zaman is a senior policy analyst at America's Essential Hospitals.

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