Provider Relief Fund

The Department of Health and Human Services delays reporting requirements. DHHS announced last month that nursing homes will now have a longer grace period to report how they used Provider Relief Fund payments. HHS delayed the reporting deadline for healthcare providers because Congress passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. This added another $3 billion to the Provider Relief Fund.

HHS previously planned the first deadline for submissions set for Feb. 15. The agency is working to update the PRF reporting requirements to be consistent with the new law.

“While there is currently no deadline for providers to establish a reporting account in the newly enabled Reporting Portal, all providers will be required to complete this first step in order to advance and fulfill their reporting requirements once HHS announces the new deadline to do so,” the agency stated.

I bet we find out that they did not use the funds to increase staffing or protect caregivers. We will eventually find out.