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Provider Relief Reporting Webinars

Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 2 is now open. The PRF Reporting Portal opened on Jan. 1st, and providers have until March 31, 2022 to submit their reports. The deadline to use funds distributed during Reporting Period 2 was Dec. 31, 2021. Providers who received more than $10,000 in PRF funding from July 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020 should be aware of two upcoming webinars. The first webinar will be held on Wed., Jan. 12th from 3 to 4 p.m. and is intended for providers who are new to reporting in the PRF Reporting Portal during Reporting Period 2. Here, participants can expect an overview of PRF reporting requirements and a demonstration of the PRF Reporting Portal. The second webinar, intended for returning reporters, will be held on Thurs., Jan. 13th from 3 to 4 p.m. Participants in this webinar can expect to hear about important changes made to the PRF Reporting Portal for Reporting Period 2 for returning providers. Registration links for both webinars are available below.

Additional Reporting Period 2 Resources:

Nursing home members who received more than $10,000 in Nursing Home Infection Control (NHIC) funding including Quality Incentive Program (QIP) payments through PRF from July 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020 also have to report infection control expenses for the first time during Reporting Period 2. Keep in mind that NHIC and QIP funds can only be used for infection control expenses and not lost revenues.

Providers should begin preparing supporting documentation for period 2 reporting. A detailed description of the PRF General and Targeted Distributions reporting requirements is available here

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is continuing to send out both PRF Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments and will continue to do so throughout the first quarter of 2022. Those who have received payments and those expecting payments should be aware that within 90 days of receiving a payment, ARP Rural and Phase 4 General Distribution recipients must sign an attestation confirming receipt of the funds and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of payment by re-entering the PRF Application and Attestation Portal. Providers choosing to reject the funds must also complete the attestation and return the funds within 15 calendar days.

Providers wishing to have their payments reconsidered should be aware that the reconsideration window for ARP Rural and Phase 4 payments will open on Feb. 1, 2022 and will remain open for at least 45 days. Reconsideration eligibility will require a reconsideration application. Providers will likely be expected to provide a copy of the communication from HRSA that accompanied payment, the Taxpayer Identification Number, DocuSign envelope ID for the ARP Rural/Phase 4 application, and contact information from the original application.

Contact: Ken Allison, kallison@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8820