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HRSA Begins Releasing American Rescue Plan Rural Provider Relief Payments

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On Nov. 23, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) began releasing American Rescue Plan (ARP) rural relief funds to qualifying providers.  

Applicants receiving payments will receive an email notification and letter with details on their aggregate payment, including individual payment amount(s) for any eligible subsidiary billing taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) included in their application. ARP rural payment recipients must certify that they will allocate the ARP rural payment to the provider(s) associated with the applicable subsidiary or billing TIN. 

HRSA has processed 96% of applications. Providers who have not received any communication about their payment determination will be notified as soon as HRSA finishes reviewing and processing the remaining applications. 

Approximately 2,900 California hospitals and providers have received $382 million so far. HRSA anticipates releasing the Phase 4 Provider Relief Funds in December. Recipients must, within 90 days of receiving payment, sign an attestation agreeing to the terms and conditions of payment. HRSA will hold a briefing on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. (PT) to provide additional information about the payments.