Friday, June 5, 2020

HHS Releases Additional Provider Relief Fund FAQs

On June 4, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released three additional FAQs. The new FAQs address the ability to retract attestation and implications of the June 3 deadline. The new FAQs are below and in the HHS document the FAQs are date-stamped June 3.

AHCA/NCAL resources on the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund are available on www.ahcancal.org/coronavirus under the Finance and Reimbursement Issues tab.

New HHS FAQs:

What if I attested and accepted a Provider Relief Fund payment, but would now like to reject the funds and retract my attestation?
If you affirmatively attested to a Provider Relief Fund payment already received and later wish to reject those funds and retract your attestation, you may do so by calling the provider support to reject those funds and retract your attestation, you may do so by calling the provider support line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY dial 711. Note, HHS is posting a public list of providers and their payments once they attest to receiving the payment and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

I wasn’t able to attest to the $20 billion General Distribution funding by June 3, 2020. What should I do?
The June 3, 2020 deadline was for providers to submit revenue information to be considered for a portion of the $20 billion General Distribution. Providers have 90 days from receipt of their payment from the $20 billion General Distribution to attest and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

I was not able to submit my revenue information to the General Distribution Portal by June 3, 2020 to be considered for a portion of the $20 billion General Distribution. Can I still be considered for these funds? 
The June 3, 2020 deadline was for providers to submit revenue information to be considered for a portion of the $20 billion General Distribution. Providers have 90 days from receipt of their payment from the $20 billion General Distribution to attest and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Next Steps

AHCA/NCAL continues to advocate on critical issues such as Change in Ownership, the 10-Day Reporting window, and reporting and reconciliation policies and procedures. To-date no new information on these topics has been released. The membership will be alerted immediately when new Provider Relief Fund information becomes available.

Please email COVID19@ahca.org for additional questions, or visit ahcancal.org/coronavirus for more information.

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