November 19, 2021
Physicians who received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments between April 10 and June 30, 2020, in excess of $10,000 were granted an extra 60-days to complete the post-payment reporting process. The 60-day grace period for the PRF Reporting Period 1 ends November 30, 2021. Providers who fail to meet this reporting deadline will be required to return their PRF payments by December 30, 2021, and will be subject to further enforcement actions such as exclusion from future PRF payments.
PRF recipients attested to Terms and Conditions that include a requirement to report for each “payment received period” in which they received one or more payments exceeding, in the aggregate, $10,000 (rather than $10,000 cumulatively across all PRF payments).
Although the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) deadline to report on payments received between April 10 and June 30, 2020, was officially September 30, 2021, HHS announced that it would not seek recoupment or initiate enforcement actions for noncompliance until November 30, 2021.
This 60-day grace period was established due to challenges physicians and other health care entities are seeing as a result of both COVID-19 surges and natural disasters being experienced from coast to coast.
Physician practices that received $10,000 or less in payments during the April 10-June 30, 2020, timeframe do not have to report on their use of these relief funds.
To report on the use of funds or return all or any portion of your payment, visit the PRF Reporting Portal.
If you have questions about the process, please contact the PRF Provider Support Line at (866) 569-3522. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.
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