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2020 RSR Changes

Monday, August 17, 2020

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The following message comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA HAB).

Dear Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Colleagues:

The Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA HAB) would like to share with you key information regarding the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR). HRSA HAB has received approval for addition of two Client Report questions, which are detailed below. Additionally, we are sharing important clarification on reporting clients and services as a result of receiving CARES Act and/or Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative funding in the RSR. Please share this e-mail with your RWHAP recipients and subrecipients.

New RSR Client Report Questions

HRSA HAB has received approval to make minor changes to the RSR with the addition of two Client Report questions. These changes will apply to all RWHAP funded recipients and subrecipients when reporting the 2020 RSR (reported in March 2021).

New Ryan White Services Report (RSR) Questions

Client Report

[Required for all service providers]
Is the client new to the service provider?  
Response options: Yes/No

[Required for service providers who received RWHAP and/or EHE funding for Outpatient Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, or Non-Medical Case Management.]
If No, did service provider provide at least one RWHAP or EHE funded service to the client in the previous calendar year?
Response options: Yes/No

Please note that the new question in the client report, “Is the client new to the service provider?” will be required for all service providers.

The second question, “If ‘No’, did service provider provide at least one RWHAP or EHE funded service to the client in the previous calendar year?” will be required for service providers who received RWHAP and/or EHE funding for Outpatient Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, or Non-Medical Case Management.

CARES Act Reporting in the RSR

The FY 2020 CARES Act provides one-time funding for eligible health care providers, including current RWHAP recipients to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). CARES Act recipients and subrecipients should report eligible RWHAP clients that receive services funded through the CARES Act in the 2020 RSR

For the purposes of reporting in the RSR, this funding is considered RWHAP funding.

Please note, CARES Act funding could be used to provide RWHAP core medical or support services to RWHAP-eligible clients and their eligible household members. However, household members that receive services funded through the CARES Act should not be reported in the RSR because they are not eligible RWHAP clients for the purposes of RSR reporting.

Ending the HIV Epidemic Reporting in the RSR

The Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative awards are intended to expand access to HIV care and treatment for people with HIV who are newly diagnosed, not engaged in care, and/or not virally suppressed, as well as to provide workforce training and technical assistance. For the purposes of reporting in the RSR, this funding is considered RWHAP funding.

EHE recipients and subrecipients should report eligible clients that receive services funded through the EHE awards in the 2020 RSR.

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