On September 29, 2021, health care providers, including chiropractic physicians, will be able to apply for $25.5 billion in relief funds, including $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural patients and $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 for providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic. Providers will be able to apply for new funding starting September 29, 2021.
What is the Provider Relief Fund? Qualified providers of health care, services, and support may receive Provider Relief Fund payments for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenues due to coronavirus. These distributions do not need to be repaid to the US government, assuming providers comply with the terms and conditions.
HRSA also announced a 60-day grace period for PRF recipients that fail to meet the deadline to submit the first report due on use of PRF payments, which is due on September 30, 2021.
Providers will apply for both programs in a single application. Details are available here.
Additional information on this topic and how you might be able to recover PRF payments, may be found in the Resources links, below.