| Covid-19 | Aug 25, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution Now Accepting Additional Applicants

HHS announced that it is now accepting applications for the General Distribution: Phase 2 of the Provider Relief Fund–which now includes Medicaid, CHIP, and dental providers that did not bill Medicare in 2019 plus providers who missed out on their 2% of net patient revenue payment in Phase I–and released instructions for eligible providers to apply. The General Distribution is made up of two funding streams: • one for any provider who billed Medicare in 2019 (“Medicare General Distribution” or the “General Distribution: Phase 1”), and • one for Medicaid/CHIP/dental providers who did not bill Medicare in 2019 and therefore were entirely left out of the Medicare General Distribution (“Medicaid, CHIP, and Dental Provider General Distribution” or “General Distribution: Phase 2”). All Medicare, Medicaid, and dental care providers who have not received at least 2% of patient revenue from a General Distribution payment should apply for Phase 2 of the General Distribution by August 28, via the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal.