| Covid-19 | Oct 6, 2020

Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

HHS announced a new $20 billion Phase 3 General Distribution of the Provider Relief Fund, which providers may apply for between October 5 and November 6. The Phase 3 General Distribution makes the General Distribution available to additional behavioral health provider types and gives these and other providers the opportunity to receive additional payment–above 2% of net patient revenue–based on HHS’s assessment of applicant providers’ financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by COVID-19. HHS also will take into consideration providers’ aggregate provider relief fund payments to date.Eligible Providers:

– Providers that previously received, rejected, or accepted a General Distribution payment. Providers that already received General Distribution payment(s) amounting to 2% or more of net patient revenue may submit more information to become eligible for an additional payment

– Behavioral Health providers, including those that previously received funding and providers that HHS determined with SAMHSA did not receive funding (HHS notes that this may include, for example, addiction counseling centers, mental health counselors, and psychiatrists)

– Providers that began practicing between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020 (these providers were ineligible for prior General Distribution payments).

This includes Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, dentists, assisted living facilities and behavioral health providers