Federal Assistance Programs
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
HHS partnered with UnitedHealth Group (UHG) to deliver the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund payments. Physicians with inquiries about the status of their payments should contact UHG Provider Relations. Upon receiving funds, providers have 45 days from the date of payment to complete the payment attestation and agree to the terms and conditions. Practices that do not already have direct deposit through CMS or UHG’s Optum Pay, will receive a paper check unless they call UHG to set up direct deposit.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Information regarding Medicare payment changes to provide additional resources for impacted practices.
Enacted Federal Legislation
(Information regarding the federal legislation enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
COVID-1 (Signed 3/6/2020): Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
COVID-2 (Signed 3/18/2020): Families First Coronavirus Response Act
COVID-3 (Signed 3/27/2020): Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
COVID-4 (Signed 12/27/2020): Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
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