• Deadline Extended to 45 Days to Attest, Accept Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund Payments

    Health care providers who received money from the Provider Relief Fund in the first round have an extra 15 days to attest and accept the Department of Health and Human Services’ terms and conditions after the agency extended the deadline to 45 days.

    HHS began distributing the first of $50 billion in relief funds to hospitals, physicians and other health care providers that bill Medicare beginning on April 10. Providers previously had 30 days to attest and accept the terms and conditions.

    If you received payment on April 10, for example, the extension pushes the deadline to May 24 instead of May 9. Failing to attest or return the payment within 45 days of receiving it will also be viewed as acceptance of the terms and conditions.

    The relief funds were aimed at helping them with the financial hardship they suffered as COVID-19 forced many to shutter their offices. The extension applies only to the first round of payments.

    Providers were able to apply for the second round of funding beginning April 24. For more information go to hhs.gov/providerrelief.

    Further Resources

    Read answers to questions about the Provider Relief Fund.