The reconsideration process for the Phase 4/American Rescue Plan (ARP) rural distributions opened on Feb. 1. Submissions are due by 8:59:59 p.m. (PT) on May 2.
The reconsideration process is intended for providers who believe their payment was calculated incorrectly. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) also clarifies that the reconsideration process cannot be used to submit an initial application for Phase 4/ARP rural funding or revise the originally submitted application.
Providers interested in completing the process should review the Phase 4/ARP rural distribution payment methodology, compile the documentation necessary to support the reconsideration request, complete the request form, and submit the form online. HRSA encourages applicants to apply early to facilitate review and expedite any additional payment that results from the reconsideration. Additional details about documentation requirements and the required request form are available on the HRSA website.
The process is opening despite the 18% of Phase 4 applications that are still under review. To address this issue, HRSA will give Phase 4/ARP rural applicants who have not yet received a payment determination at least 45 days to apply for reconsideration. This includes applicants that receive a payment determination after the Phase 4/ARP rural reconsideration request submission deadline.