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Want to know if you'll be receiving a provider relief payment? Wondering what's expected of you once you do? These resources can help.

The $30 billion emergency fund created under the most recent COVID-19 relief package began being distributed to health care providers on April 10, but not all eligible providers have received funds yet. Those who do receive money need to agree to the program's terms and conditions.

Here's what you need to know.

If you're wondering whether you'll receive a payment based on your 2019 Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements total: HHS partnered with UnitedHealth Group to deliver the stimulus payments. If you haven’t yet received a payment or need to find out if you're eligible, call UHG's provider relations department at 866-569-3522.

Tip: If you haven't set up direct deposit through CMS or UHG's Optum Pay and you qualify for funds, you'll receive a paper check at a later date. You can set up direct deposit by calling the UHG number listed above.

If you received a stimulus payment (or know that a payment's coming to you) and wonder what happens next: Providers who received payment are required to attest that they've received the funds and agree to the program's terms and conditions within 30 days of receiving the funds. You can do that by visiting the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal.

[Editor's note: you can find more details on the program in this April 22 PT in Motion News story.]


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