The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extends deadline to apply for the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund to August 3, 2020.
Earlier this week, we reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had expanded the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund to include ALL dentists, not just those that accept Medicaid and Medicare.
In response to member questions, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions section specific to this Relief Fund. Some questions include:
- What can the funds be used for?
- Am I allowed to balance bill?
- Does the funding need to be repaid?
- What if a provider does not accept the funds?
- HHS has announced that those who take the payments will have their names listed. Does that mean patients can call and expect to be seen?
HHS is hosting a webinar on July 27 at 3:00 pm ET
This webinar is for dentists and Medicaid/CHIP providers to learn more about the application process. - REGISTER TODAY
ADA also hosting a webinar on July 28 at 8:00 pm ET
This webinar will educate dentists on the Provider Relief Fund, as well as Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and updates on Congressional activity.
Enhanced Provider Relief Fund: To be eligible to apply, a dental provider must meet all of the following requirements:
- Must not have received payment from the initial $50 billion Medicare-focused General Distribution; and
- Must not have received payment from the $15 billion Medicaid and CHIP Distribution; and
- 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); and
- Must have provided patient dental care after January 31, 2020; and
- Must not have permanently ceased providing patient dental care directly or indirectly through included subsidiaries; and
- The applicant is an individual, has 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 has also set up a Provider Support Line (866) 569-3522 to assist with questions.