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Application Deadline for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Extended

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund application deadline. Eligible health care and dental providers now have until August 3, 2020 to apply for funding from Medicaid, CHIP, and Enhanced Provider Relief Fund allocations.

HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to health care providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans that have not already received funds from the initial $50 billion Provider Relief Fund General Distribution allocation.

Eligible dental providers can apply for the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund as long as they are in good standing, not excluded from receiving federal payments, and meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • must not have received payment from the initial $50 billion Medicare-focused General Distribution
  • must not have received payment from the $15 billion Medicaid and CHIP Distribution
  • must have either (i) filed a federal income tax return for fiscal years 2017, 2018 or 2019 or (ii) be an entity exempt from the requirement to file a federal income tax return and have no beneficial owner that is required to file a federal income tax return. (e.g. a state-owned hospital or healthcare clinic)
  • must have provided patient dental care after January 31, 2020
  • must not have permanently ceased providing patient dental care directly, or indirectly through included subsidiaries
  • if the applicant is an individual, have gross receipts or sales from providing patient dental care reported on Form 1040, Schedule C, Line 1, excluding income reported on a W-2 as a (statutory) employee.

HHS is hosting a webcast on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3 pm ET, where for Medicaid, CHIP, Medicaid managed care, and dental providers can learn more about the application process.

Price Kong is here to help you with questions related to the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Program or any other issues you may be facing. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns at 602.776.6300.