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Funding Available! Receive COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Relief Payments. Deadline to apply is November 6, 2020.

October 28, 2020


Healthcare providers, including members of ASAM, may receive financial assistance for COVID-19 related expenses and lost revenues.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the allocation of up to $20 billion from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) in the Phase 3 General Distribution.


Applications are now being accepted through Friday, November 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Apply here.


Providers may be eligible for Phase 3 funding regardless of whether they previously were eligible for, applied for, received, accepted, or rejected PRF payments. Providers may be eligible regardless of whether they accept Medicaid, Medicare, or any form of insurance. 


Funding will be allocated to providers who experienced lost revenues and/or expenses attributable to COVID-19.


Visit to learn more and get started with an application.


What should you know about Phase 3?

• Eligible providers will receive payments based their change in operating revenues and expenses from patient care attributable to COVID-19

• Additionally, providers will receive approximately 2% of annual revenue from patient care, if they have not previously received this amount

• Providers should submit their application as soon as possible to expedite the review process and payment calculations, and ultimately accelerate distribution of funding


You can also click on this Phase 3 Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


How to apply?

• Follow the 6-step provider guide

• Go to the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal

• Visit to learn more