HHS Now Distributing to Rural Providers
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced on Friday, May 1, that Provider Relief Fund payments to rural acute care hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and Community Health Centers located in rural areas would soon begin to be disbursed.
Rural acute care hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals will receive a base payment of $1,000,000 with additional payments based on operating expenses.
Rural Health Clinics and Community Health Centers in rural areas will receive a base payment of $100,000 with additional payments based on operating expenses.
HHS began its distribution of the second round ($20 billion) of the $50 billion general allocation on April 24. Providers who have adequate cost report data on file will automatically receive a distribution. All providers who received funding from the general allocation, either first or second round, will need to submit their revenue
information to HHS
, and agree to the terms and conditions.
Providers should pay close attention to the amount of payments they have received to ensure they have not been overpaid
attesting and submitting revenue information.
HHS has provided
General Distribution Portal FAQs
on these payments as well as the calculation. If you believe you have been overpaid contact the CARES Provider Relief hotline at (866) 569-3522.