On October 6, the online portal www.RHCcovidreporting.com was launched to collect data on COVID-19 testing at Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
The website is the official data collection portal for the RHC COVID-19 Testing Program which means that all RHCs that received money ($49,461.42 per RHC) from the RHC COVID-19 Testing Program are required to report through this portal per the terms and conditions of the program. If RHCs do not provide data on this website, they are opening themselves to auditing risks and could end up having to return the money back to the government.
However, the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) does not want RHCs to panic. The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) contracted with NARHC to create this portal and it was designed it to be as simple and as straightforward as possible. Only basic data, that should be relatively easy to obtain, is requested. Such as:
- The Tax Identification Number of the organization that received the funding
- The number of tests and positive results by month
- The address(es) of COVID-19 testing locations Read More