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HHS to Distribute $2B More in Provider Relief Payments

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is distributing $2 billion more in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) funds. Coupled with the $9 billion distributed in the general distribution, this brings total phase 4 payments to $11 billion, leaving $6 billion in pledged funds.

These funds will reach more than 7,600 providers across the country this week. The phase 4 payments have an increased focus on equity, including reimbursing a higher percentage of losses for smaller providers and incorporating “bonus” payments for providers who serve Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Medicare beneficiaries. HRSA provides a state-by-state breakdown of phase 4 payments to date.

Visit HRSA’s Provider Relief Fund webpage for more information on payments, reporting and auditing, and FAQs.

Visit the America’s Essential Hospitals coronavirus resource page for more information about the outbreak.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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