The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has extended the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting deadline for providers who meet specific extenuating circumstances. Providers must submit a request to HRSA; if their request is approved, they must submit their completed report within 10 days of receiving the approval notice.
Providers required to report for Period 1 (those who received more than $10,000 in PRF funding from April 10 – June 30, 2020) may submit a late reporting request from April 11 – April 22, 2022. The Request Form for Period 1 will be made available by HRSA on April 11, 2022.
Providers who missed reporting for Period 2 (those who received PRF funding between July 1 – Dec. 31, 2020) will have an opportunity to request late reporting at a future date. Subsequent PRF distributions each have their own reporting deadline.
Physician practices should receive information about how to submit a request directly from HRSA via email. Providers that did not submit a Period 1 report and do not hear from HRSA may initiate communication by calling (866) 569-3522.
The PRF Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances process is intended for providers who were unable to submit a PRF Report by the original deadline.
Examples of Extenuating Circumstances:
- Severe illness or death – a severe medical condition or death of a provider or essential staff member responsible for reporting impacted the organization’s ability to produce a report.
- Impacted by natural disaster – a natural disaster occurred during or in close proximity to the end of the Reporting Period.
- Lack of receipt of reporting communications – an incorrect email or mailing address on file with HRSA prevented the organization from receiving instructions on submitting a report.
- Failure to click “Submit” – the organization registered and prepared a report in the PRF Reporting Portal but failed to take the final step to click “Submit” prior to the deadline.
- Internal miscommunication or error – internal miscommunication or error regarding the individual who was authorized and expected to submit the report on behalf of the organization and/or the registered point of contact in the PRF Reporting Portal.
- Incomplete Targeted Distribution payments – the organization’s parent entity completed all General Distribution payments, but a Targeted Distribution(s) was not reported on by the subsidiary.