Provider Relief Fund – Received Less than 2%? Providers MUST Reapply!

August 21, 2020

We are nearing the August 28 application deadline for Provider Relief Funds. We strongly encourage you to apply.

Note: Now there is only ONE PORTAL open to ALL eligible providers, regardless of billing. The Portal is referred to on the HHS website as the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution.

If you billed Medicare fee-for-service in 2019 and received ANY relief monies, but have not yet received ~2% of patient care revenues, we encourage you to check your application status via the CARES Provider Relief line at (866) 569-3522, and to REAPPLY to the Phase 2 portal open now.

HHS has opened the Medicaid/CHIP (Phase 2) portal to include additional eligible providers who received funding through the Medicare (Phase 1) General Distribution.

All providers must make an application to the Phase 2 portal by Friday, August 28, including providers who previously submitted an application to the Medicare portal, but who have not yet received ~2% of revenues from patient care.

Bottom line: All eligible providers, including Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care or CHIP or Medicare billing providers may now make an application to the Phase 2 General Distribution portal. You may need to reapply to the portal to receive funds. 

See FAQ for additional information.

To help you navigate the portal process, the National Council has updated its step-by-step “Rules of the Road” guide to include processes for all eligible providers. In addition, HHS has shared a step-by-step resource to help with this process – see here