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Second wave of funding for Medicare health providers

The Department of Health and Human Services [DHH] is now issuing its second part of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

The deadline to apply is July 20.

Providers should have received the below email from uhg_us_dept_hhs@provideremail.uhc.com around June 20, maybe later.

For more information, and to apply for funding, click here:

https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html

If you haven't yet received a payment or need to find out if you're eligible or get more information, call UHG's provider relations department at 866-569-3522, or contact them by email.

Here’s a copy of their standard email:

From: UHG on behalf of US Department of Health and Human Services <uhg_us_dept_hhs@provideremail.uhc.com>

To:

Sent: Friday, June 19, 2020, 08:54:09 AM PDT

Subject: ACTION REQUIRED: Important Message Regarding CARES Act Distribution

ACTION REQUIRED: Important Message Regarding CARES Act Distribution Attention: XXXXXXXXXXXX Chiropractic Inc TIN (Last 3 digits): XXX Dear Valued Provider: Thank you for submitting your revenue information to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund General Distribution Portal for consideration to receive additional payment from the remaining $20 billion of the $50 billion General Distribution. To date, more than 100,000 providers have applied for relief from that remaining $20 billion. Based upon review of your revenue information, your organization will receive additional General Distribution funds. This payment, together with your initial payment from the $30 billion sent in April, will be your total allocation from the $50 billion general distribution. As a reminder, $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' net patient revenue. The initial $30 billion was distributed between April 10 and April 17, and distribution of the remaining $20 billion began April 24. How were payment amounts determined? The following methodology was used to calculate relief fund distributions: the lesser of a) 2% of 2018 (or most recent complete tax year) net patient revenue; or b) the sum of reported revenue losses for March and April 2020 due to COVID-19. Providers who received a payment between April 10 and April 17 that is equal to or more than 2% of net patient revenue may not receive additional payments from the $50 billion general distribution. For more information, see the Terms and Conditions. The Department of Health and Human Services (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. To calculate your estimated total allocation from the General Distribution, 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) X 50,000,000,000 = Expected Combined General Distribution If you believe that there is an error regarding your payment—overpayment, payment in error, etc.—please contact the provider support line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY dial 711. How will payments be distributed? HHS is partnering with UnitedHealth Group to deliver the funds. Your organization’s payment will be sent via ACH. The automatic payments are sent via Optum Bank with “CARES Act GenDistributionPMT*HHS.GOV” in the payment description. Payments are sent to the group’s central billing office. All relief payments are made to provider billing organizations based on their Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs). What action should I take? Within 90 days of receiving this payment, you must sign an attestation confirming receipt of the funds and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of payment. Should you choose to reject the funds, you must also complete the attestation to indicate this. The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal will guide you through the attestation process to accept or reject the funds. Not returning the payment within 90 days of receipt will be deemed as acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. Where can I find more information? Please visit hhs.gov/providerrelief for Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For additional information, please call the provider support line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY dial 711. Thank you for all you are doing to support and protect the American people during this difficult time. Eric D. Hargan Deputy Secretary United States Department of Health and Human Services Program eligibility and allocation of funds is determined by HHS, subject to adjustment (as may be necessary) and available funding; see details at https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/index.html. Terms and conditions will apply. This email was sent by United HealthCare Services, 9700 Health Care Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 200 Independence Ave SW Washington DC 20201. Confidential. Do not distribute or reproduce without express permission. For internal use only


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