The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139), appropriated funds to reimburse eligible healthcare providers for healthcare related expenses or lost revenues attributable to the coronavirus. These funds were distributed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF) program. Recipients of these funds agreed to Terms & Conditions, which require compliance with reporting requirements as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in program instructions.

On July 20, 2020, HRSA released a public notice informing PRF recipients of the timing of future reporting requirements for those providers that accepted one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate. The reporting notice advised recipients that additional details regarding data elements would be provided by August 17, 2020; HRSA subsequently revised this date to allow for additional time to consider provider feedback. This updated notice informs recipients of the categories of data elements that recipients must submit for calendar years 2019 and 2020 as part of the reporting process.

To learn more about the reporting requirements in this notice, please visit the U.S. Department of Human & Health Services website. For any questions, please contact your Somerset advisor at 317-472-2200 or .