HRSA Opens Portal for Registration & New HHS Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements

Thoughtware Alert Published: Jan 15, 2021
Healthcare

HRSA Opens Portal for Registration

On January 15, 2021, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) opened the much-awaited Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal (Portal). The Portal, which is to be used by providers who received one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate, is where providers will submit to HRSA the usage of PRF payments. The Portal can be accessed here.

It’s important to note as of January 15, 2021, only registration is possible, as there’s no functionality or capability to begin entering information. The Portal currently states the following on the home screen: “After completing registration, providers will be notified when they should re-enter the portal to report on the use of PRF funds. This functionality is not currently available.”

On the Portal home page, providers can access and review the Portal registration guide, Portal frequently asked questions, and other links to related information. HRSA estimates the registration process should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and the full registration process must be completed in one session, otherwise data input will be lost.

Providers should review the Portal and related documents prior to completing the registration process. While this is a long-awaited step in the ability to begin reporting, it’s unclear as to when providers will be able to enter data.

HHS Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) also issued a new post-payment notice of reporting requirements. One item of particular interest relates to the transfer of targeted funds, which is expected to be included in the reporting requirements.

For questions or to discuss the Portal and PRF in more depth, please consult your BKD Trusted Advisor™ or submit the Contact Us form below.

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