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.
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.