Aug. 12, 2020
On July 31, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an extended deadline for providers to apply for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) general distribution funds to Aug. 28 (see IHA notice here).
On Monday, HHS opened the application portal and published additional distribution information including provider eligibility and application instructions. HHS refers to this PRF distribution as Phase 2, with Phase 1 referring to the $50 billion PRF funds distributed to Medicare providers in April.
The purpose of Phase 2 is to allow eligible providers to apply for and receive funding of up to 2% of their reported total revenue from patient care. To assist providers with this application process, HHS and the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) are hosting a webinar on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. CDT. Registration is required.
For more information, see IHA’s memo.