The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is making more than $2 billion in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 General Distribution payments to more than 7,600 providers across the country this week. These payments come on the heels of the nearly $9 billion in funding that was already released by HHS in December 2021. With today's announcement, a total of nearly $11 billion in PRF Phase 4 payments has now been distributed to more than 74,000 providers in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and five territories.
Phase 4 payments have an increased focus on equity, including reimbursing a higher percentage of losses for smallers providers and incorporating "bonus" payments for providers who serve Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicare beneficiaries.
Read the full announcement from Hart Health Services for more information.