CARES Act Cost Reports and Retainer Payments

Act 24, Provider Relief Fund Hazard Pay Grants, Paycheck Protection Program and other CARES Act reporting is underway. What questions, concerns, and experiences can you share as you compile your data and plan for impending deadlines?

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  1. Deadlines are approaching and providers are budgeting resources to manage the current surge in active cases and plan for future needs. Many members are concerned about the extension of CPS retainer payments or other relief. Sharing your plans, priorities, and questions here can help provide answers and problem-solving ideas.

    1. As of today there are no plans to continue or extend CPS retainer payments. Relief may come from additional federal assistance if a package is approved. Given the current budget climate the Commonwealth is unlikely to fund retainers with state-only dollars beyond the Medicaid allowances provided by CMS under Appendix K.

  2. Updated Act 24 FAQs were released yesterday. Please find these on the homepage under COVID-19 Alerts and also posted to the Resources page under ODP News.

    1. 334 ODP provider organizations across PA who received Act 24 funding did not submit an interim cost report due on October 28. Final reports are due December 21 and funds must be spent by November 30. Failure to submit a cost report requires return of funds to the Commonwealth. Please advise of problems or questions if you need assistance.

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