Deadlines extended for providers seeking relief funding
HHS established the Provider Relief Funds to support healthcare providers in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. HHS is distributing $175 billion to hospitals and healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response.
HHS is allowing Medicare providers who missed the deadline for additional funding another chance to apply. Of the $50 billion Phase 1 Medicare general distribution funds, an initial $30 billion went to providers who bill for Medicare fee-for-service. This application is for the remaining $20 billion portion. The deadline for this application is Friday, August 28.
HHS announced a second extension to the application deadline for the Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers to apply for payments from the PRF. HHS has allocated $15 billion to this fund, and the new deadline for applications is Friday, August 28.
For more information on the Provider Relief Fund, visit the HHS website.