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HHS Announces Provider Relief Fund General Distribution Phase 3

This blog was written and produced by Margaret Lally and Robert Nasso, CPA at The Bonadio Group. Looking to get in touch with Margaret or Robert? Reach out today: Margaret Lally mlally@bonadio.com, Robert Nasso rnasso@bonadio.com.

On October 1, HHS announced that $20 Billion in additional funding will be made available to healthcare providers in a third phase of the General Distribution.

Eligibility

  • Providers who already received or rejected previous payments from the General Distribution, phase 1 and/or 2, may submit additional information and may be eligible for further payments.
  • Behavioral Health providers are also invited to apply; both new providers and those who have received a prior payment.
  • Healthcare providers that began practicing between January 1 and March 31, 2020, including Medicare, Medicaid/CHIP, dentists, assisted living facilities, and behavioral health providers.

Methodology

  • Providers who have not yet received 2% of patient revenue will receive a payment such that the total of all payments received a total of 2% of patient revenue.
  • An additional add-on payment will be calculated that accounts for:
    • A provider’s change in operating revenue from patient care.
    • A provider’s change in operating expenses from patient care.
    • Payments already received from the Provider Relief Fund.

Important Dates

  • Applications will be accepted between October 5, 2020, and November 6, 2020.
  • Providers are encouraged to apply early to expedite the process and distribution of payments.

If you have questions or need additional assistance, please feel free to reach out to us.

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