Has your healthcare organization applied for funding related to COVID-19 within the last few years? This blog covers due dates for reporting and expending funds for various health care grants.
Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 & American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Reporting
Phase 4 PRF and ARP Rural payments had to be expended by 12/31/22. Any unused funds must be returned following the HRSA instructions. Reporting for Phase 4 is due by 3/31/23. Phase 4 is for PRF and ARP Rural payments received between 7/1/2021-12/31/2021 and must be expended by the end of the phase 4 period of availability, which was on 12/31/2022. Payments must be fully expended on either eligible health care expenses and/or lost revenues attributable to COVID-19.
Reporting is similar to prior PRF phases, including having to report payments received, relevant subsidiary information, interest earned on the funds, other assistance received, applicable lost revenue related to COVID, COVID-related expenses being claimed, and facility and patient metrics. This reporting timeframe will be slightly different as reports will be reporting on two grant sources, PRF Phase 4 and ARP Rural Distribution.
Rural Health Clinic COVID Testing & Mitigation (RHCCTM) Reporting
Back in June 2021, each certified RHC location received funding of $100,000 to support maintaining and increasing COVID-19 testing efforts, expanding access to testing in rural communities, and the range of mitigation activities in local communities. Funds for this program had to be expended by 12/31/2022, and reporting was expected to continue through January 31, 2023. If you have not completed the reporting or are close to closing out this grant, please review to ensure you are in compliance.
The Assistance Listing Number for RHCCTM is 93.697 (formally known as the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)).
USDA Track One - Emergency Rural Health Care Grants
Until recently, the USDA was accepting applications for Track One Emergency Rural Health Care Grants. Originally, Track One applications were due by 10/12/2021. However, USDA continued to accept applications on a continual basis until all funds were exhausted. At this time, Track One applications are no longer being accepted. If you previously submitted an application, it is currently under review.
Julianne Kipple is a Healthcare Shareholder at Lutz. She began her career in 2008. Her expertise is in accounting and consulting services for healthcare facilities, including outsourced CFO services, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and Medicaid Disproportionate Share Surveys (DSH).
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