HHS Announces $20 Billion in Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding - Providers can begin applying for funds October 5, 2020 

HHS has announced a new round of Provider Relief Finding that will distribute $20 billion to eligible providers. Eligible providers for this new Phase 3 include providers that have already received Provider Relief Fund payments as well as select groups of providers that were previously ineligible, such as those who began practicing in 2020.

The application will request financial data from providers that considers their current financial position. HHS will then decide whether the provider qualifies for an add-on payment to account for revenue losses and expenses attributable to COVID-19. Eligible providers should begin compiling the relevant financial data and be prepared to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Eligible providers can apply beginning today, October 5, 2020 and through November 6, 2020. The announcement urges all eligible providers to apply early, suggesting the requests may be processed first come first served.

The Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation portal is now live. More information about Phase 3 distribution, including eligibility and payment methodology, is available on the HHS website. For comprehensive information about emergency grants and loans and other essential COVID related materials, please visit LUGPA’s COVID-19 Information Hub.