Provider Relief Fund Action Needed
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a $100 billion provider relief fund to support health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to coronavirus and ensure COVID-19 testing for the uninsured. $50 billion is being distributed proportional to Medicare providers’ share of 2018 net patient revenue. HHS began delivery of the initial $30 billion on Friday, April 10, and is now beginning distribution of the remaining $20 billion.
- Providers need to submit 2018 revenue information via the General Distribution Portal for verification purposes.
- Medicare providers for whom HHS does not have adequate cost report data on file will need to submit their revenue information via the General Distribution Portal and agree to the Terms and Conditions for the Provider Relief Fund Distributions to be able to receive additional general distribution funds.
- Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the General Distribution Portal.
Submit COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment to Health Care Providers and Facilities Serving the Uninsured
HHS will provide claims reimbursement to health care providers generally at Medicare rates for testing uninsured patients for COVID-19 and treating uninsured patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis. Visit HRSA’s COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement site to submit claims.
We continually update our Health Center Program COVID-19 FAQs webpage and recently created a separate page for coronavirus-related funding FAQs.