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Provider Relief Fund

The Finance & Reimbursement Committee would like to remind members that recipients of Federal Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 payments must report on the use of those funds by March 31, 2023.

Per the HRSA website, PRF Phase 4 is under the following timeframes:

  • Payments Received Period: 7/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
  • Period of Availability: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2022
  • Reporting Time Period: 1/1/2023 – 3/31/2023

For further information, please visit the HRSA website.

You may have received this information and related links already, but posting here for ease of access! HRSA continues to encourage providers to establish their PRF Reporting Portal accounts now by registering here. Registration will also allow providers to receive updates closer to the official opening of the portal for their reporting submissions.

HRSA landing page for reporting portal here.

PRF Reporting FAQs here. I found the FAQs extremely helpful and suggest you review before registering for the portal!

Provider Relief Fund General and Targeted Distribution Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements (revised June 11, 2021).

Full “User Guide” available here.

Link to HHS resources and additional information here.

Donna Martin
American Network of Community Options and Resources
Alexandria, VA
(401) 965-9411

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released updated Provider Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for phase 3 of the general distribution of provider funds. The document includes updated questions and answers. It also includes information on corrections of data entered by recipients after application submission, use of funds for salaries and employment compensation, reporting the calculation of lost revenues attributable to COVID-19, and defining the term “health care related expenses.”

On June 9, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the distribution of approximately $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Distribution. The payment to each provider will be approximately 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care; the final amount each provider receives will be determined after the data is submitted. HHS has developed the Provider Relief Fund: Medicaid and CHIP Provider Distribution Fact Sheet to assist providers with application for the funds.

Download the Medicaid Provider Distribution Instructions and Medicaid Provider Distribution Application Form from this web page. Applications must be submitted by August 3, 2020.

Please visit this website for eligibility requirements, Terms and Conditions, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and a recording of past webinars on the application process. For additional information, please call the provider support line at 866-569-3522; for TTY dial 711. Hours of operation are 7 am to 10 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday. Service staff members are available to provide real-time technical assistance, as well as service and payment support.