If your healthcare organization received funding through the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing (RHCCT) Program, your final reporting deadline is January 31, 2022. This funding was originally provided to eligible health care entities in May 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Each eligible RHC received a flat payment amount of $49,461.42 and was required to attest to the terms and conditions, which among other conditions, requires the recipient to certify that the payment will only be used to reimburse the recipient for COVID-19 testing and COVID-19-related expenses.
The final reporting of the RHCCT funds will require the recipient to report how the funds were used and could require full or partial payback if the recipient is unable to fully use the payment. If your organization does have unspent RHCCT funds, you must complete the full or partial return process by March 2, 2022.
Your organization may have also received additional RHC funding under the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation (RHCCTM) Program. This funding was originally provided to eligible healthcare entities in June 2021 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Each eligible RHC received a flat payment amount of $100,000. While this program does have monthly reporting requirements, the final close-out report is not due until January 2023.
You can find more information on the reporting requirements on the RHC COVID-19 Reporting Portal. In addition, the National Association of Rural Health Clinics compiled a video walkthrough of the final reporting requirements and closeout process.
For questions, or to discuss the RHC reporting requirements in more depth, please consult your BKD Trusted Advisor™ or submit the Contact Us form below.