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HHS Extends Deadline for Provider Relief Fund Portal

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended to Sept. 13 the deadline for applications for additional payment from the general allocation of the Provider Relief Fund. Providers initially had until Aug. 28 to apply through the portal.

Medicare providers that did not receive payment from the $20 billion distribution from the general allocation are eligible to apply for additional funding through the portal. HHS is distributing payments from the general distribution of up to 2 percent of net patient revenue, and the agency will take into account any previous payment from the general allocation when determining payment amounts.

The $175 billion Provider Relief Fund was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The fund is intended to support providers incurring health care–related expenses and lost revenue related to COVID-19 response efforts. To date, HHS has allocated more than $122 billion from the fund.

The association has a members-only COVID-19 funding tracker, capturing opportunities for essential hospitals to access needed resources. We encourage all members to visit the America’s Essential Hospitals coronavirus resource page for more information about the outbreak.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Zina Gontscharow is a former senior policy analyst for America's Essential Hospitals.

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