CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: FAQs
HRSA is validating provider eligibility using State-provided lists of eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers. If you are not on those lists, HHS is taking additional steps to validate your eligibility using T-MSIS data. In most instances, HHS will respond within 15 business days; however, this process may take up to several weeks.
If your TIN cannot be validated within 15 days of submission, you will receive an email 13 days after submission notifying you that additional verification is required by the State/Territory Medicaid or CHIP agency. If you do not receive an email, please contact the Provider Support Line at (866) 569-3522 (for TTY, dial 711). Please note that it may take additional time to validate your TIN in these instances, particularly when close to deadlines. If you receive the results of that validation after September 13, you will still be able to complete and submit your application.
Yes. A health care provider must submit their TIN for validation by end of day September 13, 2020. If they receive the results of that validation after September 13, they will still be able to complete and submit their application.
An Applicant Type Code is a two-character series of letters that generally summarizes an organization's purpose. Enter the single code that best describes your organization from following list:
|Applicant Type Code||Description|
|AG||Agencies (ex. foster care, PACE, developmental disabled services, etc.)|
|BE||Behavioral Health (Outpatient)|
|CO||Community-based Social Support Providers|
|NO||Non-emergency Medical Transport|
|NU||Nursing Service Providers|
|OB||Obstetrics / Gynecology|
|PP||Primary Care Physician|
|RB||Residential Facilities (Behavioral)|
|SA||Substance Abuse (Rehabilitation)|
Home- and Community-Based Service (HCBS) provider applicants should categorize personal care services as "Other," code OT. Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) applicants should categorize their services as "Residential Facilities," code RF.
No. A payment to a business, even if the business is a sole proprietorship, does not qualify as a qualified disaster relief payment under section 139. The payment from the Provider Relief Fund is includible in gross income under section 61 of the Code. For more information, visit the Internal Revenue Services' website.
Generally, no. A health care provider that is described in section 501(c) of the Code generally is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a). Nonetheless, a payment received by a tax-exempt health care provider from the Provider Relief Fund may be subject to tax under section 511 if the payment reimburses the provider for expenses or lost revenue attributable to an unrelated trade or business as defined in section 513. For more information, visit the Internal Revenue Services' website.
For additional assistance applying, please call the provider support line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY dial 711. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.
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