If you previously received Health and Human Services Provider Relief funds, apply now to receive additional grant funds from the CARES Provider Relief Fund. A second distribution of $20 billion announced last week will be based on a provider's portion of total estimated 2018 revenue. While some providers automatically received a payment based off cost report data submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, many allergists without cost report data will need to submit revenue information through a portal. If you received an initial distribution prior to April 24, you should submit information to the Provider Relief Fund application portal to be considered for an additional disbursement from the general distribution allocation.
If you are eligible (i.e., enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid in 2019) but did not receive any funds from the April 10, 17 or 24 releases, it is likely you are ineligible for any of the remaining $20 billion general distribution. However, we believe some allergists may be eligible for a future targeted distribution.
When you enter the application portal, the Department of Health and Human Services will ask you to provide:
- The provider's gross receipts or sales or program service revenue as submitted on his federal income tax return.
- The provider's estimated revenue losses in March and April 2020 due to COVID-19.
- A copy of the provider's most recently filed federal income tax return.
- A listing of the Tax Identification Numbers of any of the provider's subsidiary organizations that have received relief funds but do not file separate tax returns.
Attestation for funds already received (4/10, 4/17 and 4/24)
All allergists who have received a Provider Relief payment must submit an attestation form accepting the terms and conditions for receipt of these funds. HHS has set up an electronic portal to submit the forms. Failure to submit the attestation form will be deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions. You may want to review the terms and conditions prior to entering the portal.
If you did not receive any money from the Provider Relief Fund this does not mean you are ineligible for the targeted distributions. Some allergists who have not received any Provider Relief payments thus far may be eligible to obtain a Provider Relief Fund payment through a "targeted" distribution. The Advocacy Council will continue to advocate for a share of future targeted distributions be available to allergists. As information on HHS’ plans for these future targeted distributions becomes available, we will share it with our members.
Provider Relief Funds set aside, but not released
HHS has announced that they are setting aside some of the Provider Relief Fund money for certain targeted groups that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 virus or who HHS has determined are particularly vulnerable due to COVID-related lost revenue:
- High impact COVID-19 hospitals – $10 billion
- Rural health clinics/rural hospitals – $10 billion
- Indian health service facilities – $400 million
- COVID-related care to uninsured – amount unspecified
Read HHS’ frequently asked questions on the Provider Relief program.