Deadline reminder: PRF reports due Sept. 30

By LeadingAge PA
August 29, 2023

The HRSA Provider Relief Fund reporting portal is open right now for providers to submit their reports for Reporting Period 5 (RP5). RP5 reports cover PRF and ARP rural payments received between Jan. 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022.  Keep in mind, these funds could be used for COVID-related expenses and lost revenues incurred between Jan. 1, 2020 and June 30, 2023.  HRSA made an important change to the use of lost revenues for future reports after RP5. For reporting period 6 and beyond, providers will only be able to apply PRF and ARP rural funds to COVID-related lost revenues incurred up to June 30, 2023. Members are reminded that expenses and lost revenues are only allowable if they were connected to preventing, preparing for and/or responding to COVID-19. Some providers have recently had audit findings that identified unallowable costs. As there is no clear process currently for providers to correct previously filed PRF reports, these providers are being required to return some of their PRF funds. Watch tomorrow for an article with a few more details and resources on this topic.