HHS Stimulus-Medicare General Distribution Payment Portal Reopened

08/14/2020

HHS announced this week that if you are a Medicare provider and you missed the June 3 deadline to submit your March and April 2020 revenue information, or you have not received General Distribution payments totaling 2% of your annual revenue, then you are potentially eligible for relief from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 
A copy of a webcast that was done on August 13th explaining the program can be found by going HERE.
 
Below is an e-mail communication you may have received. If not, we wanted to make sure you are aware of this:
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Dear Valued Provider:
 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is distributing payments in the Phase 2 General Distribution of the Provider Relief Fund as part of ongoing efforts to offer financial relief to providers impacted by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
 
Starting Aug. 10, 2020, HHS will begin accepting applications from providers who received a payment under Phase 1 General Distribution in order 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:
1.   Missed the June 3 deadline to submit your March and April revenue information; or
2.   Has not received General Distribution payments totaling approximately 2% of your annual revenue.
 
As part of the application, HHS is collecting tax forms and revenue data in order 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, Aug. 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET to be considered for payment.
 
 
Application Instructions
The application instructions and sample 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 streamline and simplify the required application data fields. Even if you previously submitted revenue information, you will need to resubmit your information in the new Portal.
 
 
Finally, if you are still in consideration for a Phase 1 General Distribution payment, you must receive either a final payment or communication of ineligibility prior to re-applying in the current Portal.
 
 
HHS will be hosting a webcast on Aug. 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET for potential applicants to review the application process and to have their questions answered. Register here.
 
 
Additional Information
For additional information, please call the Provider Support Line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY, dial 711. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Service staff members are available to provide real-time technical assistance, as well as service and payment support.
 
 

 

Thank you for all you are doing to support and protect the American people during this difficult time.
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