HHS releases Provider Relief Fund updates

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has reminded eligible providers that they have until June 3, 2020, to accept the terms and conditions, and submit their revenue information to support receiving an additional payment from the Provider Relief Fund’s $50 billion general distribution. Additionally, a related FAQ includes new or modified guidance, including: How did HHS determine the additional payments under the general distribution (page 7), how can I estimate 2% patient revenue to determine my approximate general distribution payment (7), and how can I estimate the total payment amount I can anticipate through the general distribution (16)? By AAHomecare’s count, HHS has added 17 new FAQs and modified three others since mid-May. “These numerous additions/changes underscore the need to regularly check these pages for updates,” the association stated in a bulletin.