CARES Provider Relief Fund Overpayments
Last week, HMM sent out a memo detailing updates to the Provider Relief Fund. Today, we wish to highlight a couple of items which may require additional provider action. On the Attestation Portal ( https://covid19.linkhealth.com/#/step/1 ), the instructions state:
 
  • Please do not attest if the payments you have received already exceed your estimated total allocation. Please contact the CARES Provider Relief hotline at (866) 569-3522 if you believe that you have received an overpayment.

The instructions also include detail on how to calculate the provider allocation:
 
  • You should only attest if you believe the payment you received is consistent with your estimated allocation. To calculate your estimated total allocation, divide your "Gross Receipts or Sales" or "Program Service Revenue" by 2.5 trillion and then multiply by 50 billion. ((Gross Receipts or Sales) / 2,500,000,000,000) * 50,000,000,000
 
The "Program Service Revenue" used in the calculation can be found on your 2018 Medicare Cost Report, Schedule G-3, Line 3. In general, providers who were overpaid would have only received the first provider relief payment issued beginning on 4/10/2020.
 
Finally, the instructions include the following statement:
 
  • HHS plans to make publicly available the names of payment recipients and the amounts received, for all providers who attest to receipt of a payment and acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.
Any provider who has questions regarding their legal liability for this attestation should consult legal counsel.
 
Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.


Questions? Please contact our office at (631)-265-6289.

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