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Providers Now Have 45 Days to Attest to Payments and Accept Terms and Conditions

May 13, 2020

McDermott+Consulting

On May 7, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced providers who receive funds from the Provider Relief Fund now have 45 days to attest to receiving payment and accept certain terms and conditions. Previously, providers had 30 days. The new deadline for those who received payments on April 10 is May 24, 2020.

HHS also recently updated the Provider Relief General Distribution FAQ document and made other updates to the website that providers should review.

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act, $175B in relief payments have been appropriated to a Provider Relief Fund. Currently, HHS has allocated $74.4B of the Provider Relief Fund to Medicare providers, hospitals in COVID-19 hotspots, rural providers, and the Indian Health Service. HHS has also announced an unspecified amount of the funds will be used to reimburse providers for uninsured COVID-19 patients. Additional distributions are expected in the coming weeks.

Additional information is available on the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund website and the McDermottPlus Coronavirus Resource Center.

 

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For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459/smadhani@mcdermottplus.com, Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462/mmcdermott@mcdermottplus.com or Rachel Stauffer at 202-204-1460/rstauffer@mcdermottplus.com.

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