On March 27, 2020, the President signed the bipartisan CARES Act that provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. This funding will be used to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 and to ensure uninsured Americans can get testing and treatment for COVID-19.

Recognizing the importance of delivering funds in a fast and transparent manner, $30 billion is being distributed immediately – with payments arriving via direct deposit beginning April 10, 2020 – to eligible providers throughout the American healthcare system. These are payments, not loans, to healthcare providers, and will not need to be repaid.  They are meant to be used by providers affected by the response to COVID-19 such as limiting routine eye care.

You have 30 days to accept or reject the payment.  To attest that you received money to help provider affected by the COVID-19 response:

  • Have Tax ID, last 6 digits of bank account number, and exact amount deposited available.
  • Got to https://covid19.linkhealth.com/#/step/1
  • Answer yes, then complete the questions abut TINs, last 6 digits of bank account,  and exact amount deposited.  Agree (or not) to the two statements, add your contact info, then “I accept payment” or “I reject paymnent”

https://www.hhs.gov/provider-relief/index.html

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