Program Update

With the passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 and related rescission of program funds, no further payments will be made to providers under the Provider Relief Fund or the American Rescue Plan Rural Distribution, including no reconsideration payments. Likewise, no additional claims payments will be made under the Uninsured Program or Coverage Assistance Fund. Per the Terms and Conditions of each Program, all reporting and auditing requirements will continue without disruption.

General Distributions

View a list of providers who received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund and attested to the terms and conditions.

Phases 1 and 2 Payments

Initially $50 billion was allocated proportional to providers' share of 2018 net patient revenue. This number was then revised to $46 billion. The allocation methodology was designed to distribute relief to providers who bill Medicare fee-for-service with a payment of 2 percent of the provider's gross patient revenue regardless of the provider's payer mix. Payments were determined proportional to providers' share of annual patient revenue.

Phase 1

Two weeks after enactment of the CARES Act, on April 10, 2020, HHS distributed $30 billion to eligible Medicare providers.

*Note that these breakdowns show the amount allocated to billing organizations for eligible recipients based on the billing organizations' address, not necessarily the state where the providers are operating.

Phase 2

Phase 3 Payments

HHS announced $24.5 billion in new funding available from existing PRF funds for Phase 3 General Distribution allocation in October 2020. Providers were funded for a baseline 2 percent annual patient care revenue plus an add-on that considers financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus.

Phase 4 Payments

HHS initially announced $17 billion in new funding available for Phase 4 General Distribution payments in September 2021, and began making the first payments in December 2021. Providers received payments based on changes in revenues and expenses as well as the amount and type of services provided to Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients.

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