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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 3, 2020



The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund supports expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19 and provides testing and treatment for uninsured Americans.

Targeted allocations will be given to providers who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 or who have not received payments in the General Distribution.

Targeted allocations include:

  • Treatment of the uninsured
  • COVID-19 high impact areas
  • Rural providers
  • Indian Health Service
  • Separate funding including skilled nursing facilities, dentists, and providers that solely take Medicaid

Relief payments are made to providers that bill Medicare according to their tax identification number. For example:

  • Large Organizations and Health Systems will receive relief payments for each of their billing TINs that bill Medicare.
  • Employed physicians should not expect to receive an individual payment directly. The employer organization will receive the relief payment as the billing organization.
  • Individual physicians and providers in a group practice are unlikely to receive individual payments directly, as the group practice will receive the relief fund payment as the billing organization.
  • Solo practitioners who bill Medicare will receive a payment under the TIN used to bill Medicare.
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

$50 billion of the Provider Relief Fund is allocated for general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19, based on eligible providers' 2018 net patient revenue. The initial $30 billion was distributed between April 10 and April 17, and the remaining $20 billion is being distributed beginning Friday, April 24.

Application process

Applicants must submit revenue information to the General Distribution Portal and agree to the Terms and Conditions for the additional distribution.

FAQs for the General Distribution Portal

Tagged as
Access · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Healthcare facilities · Infectious diseases · Long-term care · Medicaid · Oral health · Uninsured and underinsured

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