HHS Announces Phase 3 of Provider Relief Fund Payments

By Policy and Advocacy Brief posted 10-06-2020 10:32


On October 1, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $20 million in new funding through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. Providers can apply for the new funds starting October 5.

According to a statement from HHS, the new Phase 3 General Distribution “is designed to balance an equitable payment of 2 percent of annual revenue from patient care for all applicants plus an add-on payment to account for revenue losses and expenses attributable to COVID-19.”

Providers eligible for relief under the Phase 3 General Distribution include:

  • Providers who previously received, rejected or accepted a General Distribution Provider Relief Fund payment. Those who already received payments may be eligible for additional funding if previous payments approximated 2 percent of annual revenue from patient care;
  • Behavioral health providers, including new providers and those who previously received funding; and
  • Providers who began practicing between January 1 and March 31, 2020, including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, dentists, assisted living facilities and behavioral health providers.

The deadline to apply for funding under the Phase 3 General Distribution is November 6. View more information and updates about the program.