PRB General Distribution and ARP Rural FAQ
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Phase 1 - Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal Phase 1 General Distribution
Generally no. Only patient care revenues from providing diagnoses, testing, or care for individuals with possible or actual cases of COVID-19 may be included. Patient care revenues do include savings obtained by providers through enrollment in the 340B Program.
The Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal has been deployed to collect information from providers who received Phase 1 – General Distribution payments prior to April 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST.
The Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal collects four pieces of information to allocate remaining Phase 1 – General Distribution funds:
- A provider's "Gross Receipts or Sales" or "Program Service Revenue" as submitted on its federal income tax return;
- The provider's estimated revenue losses in March 2020 and April 2020 due to COVID;
- A copy of the provider's most recently filed federal income tax return;
- A listing of the TINs for any of the provider's subsidiary organizations that received relief funds but DO NOT file separate tax returns.
This information may also be used to allocate other Provider Relief Fund distributions.
HHS is collecting: the "gross receipt or sales" or "program service revenue" data to have an understanding of a provider's usual operations; the revenue loss information to have an understanding of COVID impact; and, tax forms to verify the self- reported information. HHS is collecting information about organizational structure and subsidiary TINs so that we do not overpay or underpay providers who file tax returns covering multiple legal entities (e.g. consolidated tax returns).
Providers meeting the following criteria are required to submit a separate portal application:
- Provider has received Provider Relief Fund payments as of 5:00pm EST Friday April 24, 2020 AND
- Provider has filed a federal income tax return for 2017, 2018, or 2019.
As such, each entity that files a federal income tax return is required to file an application even if it is part of a provider group. However, a group of corporations that files one consolidated return will have only the tax return filer apply.
Each provider submitting an application is required to list the TINs of each subsidiary that (a) has received Provider Relief Fund payments as of 5:00 EST Friday April 24, 2020 AND (b) has not filed federal income tax returns for 2017, 2018, or 2019.
Do not list any subsidiary's TIN that has filed a federal income tax return, because such subsidiary is required to submit a separate application.
- A parent entity and two subsidiaries received Provider Relief Fund payments. The parent filed a federal income tax return, but the two subsidiaries did not as they are consolidated with the parent.
The parent should submit an application and list the subsidiary TINs therein. The subsidiaries cannot submit an application as they did not file a tax return.
- A parent entity and two subsidiaries A and B received Provider Relief Fund payments. The parent and subsidiary A filed a federal income tax return, but the subsidiary B did not as it is consolidated with the parent.
The parent and subsidiary A should submit separate applications. The parent would list the TIN subsidiary B in its application.