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Providers now have 45 days to sign the required attestation instead of 30.

The COVID-19 relief money that the U.S Department of Health and Human Services is making available to providers requires that each provider sign an attestation acknowledging receipt and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the program. Providers had 30 days to meet that requirement, but now HHS is allowing more time.

On May 7, HHS announced that it has extended the deadline for attestation from 30 days to 45 days after a provider has received a payment. The expanded deadline applies to all provider relief distributed through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

This PT in Motion News story explains some of the eligibility and other details of the relief fund. But note: HHS continues to update information on the program, so be sure to closely monitor the HHS Cares Act provider relief fund webpage for additional information as HHS makes it available.

Think you may be eligible for relief but didn't receive any? First, call UnitedHealth Group at 866-569-3522 (UHG is handling the payments for HHS). If you're unable to find an answer, email COVID-19@cms.hhs.gov, contact your members of Congress, and notify APTA at advocacy@apta.org.


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