HHS Announces Change to Federal Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released revised reporting requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments. The announcement includes:


Key updates include:

  • The period of availability of funds is based on the date the payment is received (rather than requiring all payments be used by June 30, 2021, regardless of when they were received).

  • Recipients who received one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate during a Payment Received Period are required to report in each applicable Reporting Time Period as outlined in the table below.

  • Recipients will have a 90-day period to complete reporting (rather than a 30-day reporting period).

  • The reporting requirements are now applicable to recipients of the Skilled Nursing Facility and Nursing Home Infection Control Distribution in addition to General and other Targeted Distributions.

HHS has recommended that providers register now in the PRF Reporting Portal in advance of the relevant Reporting Time Period dates. The registration process will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one session. For more information about the registration process, refer to the PRF Reporting Portal User Guide and the Reporting Portal FAQs.


The PRF Reporting Portal will open for providers to start submitting information on July 1, 2021.

Detail of the revisions can be found on the Cares Act Provider Relief Fund Reporting and Auditing webpage and the updated Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements - PDF.


The revised reporting requirements will be applicable to providers who received one or more payments exceeding, in the aggregate, $10,000 during a single Payment Received Period from the PRF General Distributions, Targeted Distributions, and/or Skilled Nursing Facility and Nursing Home Infection Control Distributions.