HRSA Announces Distribution of Phase 4 General Distribution Funds
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will begin distributing Phase 4 General Distribution Payments on Thursday, December 16, 2021. According to HRSA, approximately 75% of all Phase 4 applications have now been processed. HRSA indicated that the remaining 25% of applications require additional review under its risk mitigation and cost containment safeguards.
HRSA further indicated that it began distributing American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Payments on November 23, 2021. As of December 14, 2021, HRSA has indicated that it has processed approximately 96% of ARP applications. The ARP allocated a total of $8.5 billion to health care providers who serve rural Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP patients. HRSA indicated that it will distribute $7.5 billion of these funds in its initial distribution.
To the extent a provider was determined to be eligible for either a Phase 4 payment or an ARP Rural Payment, the provider will receive both an email notification and a paper letter with additional details on these payments. This will include the individual amounts attributed to any subsidiary TINs submitted as part of their application. To the extent HRSA determined that you were not eligible for a Phase 4 payment, the email notice will provide an explanation for why you were determined to be ineligible. These email notices will be sent to the email address provided in the Phase 4 application. Providers selected for additional review will receive email notification as soon as HRSA completes its review process, which it indicated would be completed in “early 2022.”
AAA members are encouraged to look for this email. If you have not received an email notification, we would suggest that you check your spam filter, as several of our members have indicated that the email was flagged as “spam” by their email system.