The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is distributing payments in the Phase 2 General Distribution of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund as part of ongoing efforts to offer financial relief to providers impacted by COVID-19.
Starting August 10, 2020, HHS began accepting applications from providers who received a payment under the Phase 1 General Distribution to determine if the provider is eligible for an additional payment.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for another payment if your organization received a payment under the General Distribution and:
- Missed the June 3 deadline to submit your March and April revenue information; or
- Have not received Phase 1 General Distribution payments totaling approximately 2% of your annual revenue.
As part of the application, HHS is collecting tax forms and revenue data to determine a payment that is approximately 2% of annual revenue from patient care. If a provider has already received a payment that is approximately 2% of their annual revenue from patient care, they will not receive additional payments.
You must initiate an application and the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) verification process by Friday, August 28, to be considered for payment.
The application instructions and an application form are available at hhs.gov/providerrelief. The website also includes a step-by-step application guide and FAQs. Download and review all of these documents to help you complete the process through the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal.
The portal has been updated to simplify the required application data fields. Even if you previously submitted revenue information, you will need to resubmit your information in the new portal.
If you are still in consideration for a Phase 1 General Distribution payment, you must receive either a final payment or communication of ineligibility before re-applying in the current portal.
HHS will host a webcast on August 13 at 3:00 p.m. for potential applicants to review the application process and have their questions answered. Register here.
For the latest information on the Provider Relief Fund Program, visit hhs.gov/providerrelief.
For additional assistance, you may contact the HHS Provider Support Line at (866) 569-3522 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Central Time.