HHS begins funding $30 billion to Medicare providers

NCPA April 14, 2020

HHS has begun distributing the first $30 billion of the $100 billion Provider Relief Fund — part of the CARES Act — to assist providers in areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and struggling to maintain operations. All providers that received Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements in 2019, such as pharmacies enrolled as Medicare Part B suppliers, are eligible for these grants, and will receive funds via direct deposit (if you normally receive a paper check for reimbursement from CMS, one will be received in the mail within the next few weeks). An attestation form must be signed within 30 days of receiving the payment through the HHS portal here. Additional details can be found in the NCPA member summary.