Deadline to apply for funds is tomorrow....
HHS announced earlier this month as part of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund that it soon will make targeted distributions to hospitals and other facilities that have been particularly impacted by the increased burden of caring for patients with the COVID-19. To inform how these funds are distributed, HHS is asking all hospitals to provide certain information. This includes, for each facility with a Medicare Tax Identification Number (TIN):
1) its total number of intensive care unit beds (as of April 10, 2020),
2) its total number of admissions with a COVID-19 diagnosis (from Jan. 1, 2020 to April 10, 2020) and
3) its National Provider Identifier. Hospitals must submit these data in order to receive such payments, although doing so is not a guarantee of eligibility for any amount.
HHS is requiring this information be provided through an authentication portal. Hospitals will be able to submit data in several ways: at an individual hospital level, multiple hospitals at one time, or a batch upload of data for multiple hospitals via a designated individual or third party entity. HHS notes that hospital "site administrators" should have received an email from HHS on Sunday, April 12, or thereafter, with instructions and a link to register on this portal. If it is not clear who received this notification for your organization, or if there are questions about the registration process, HHS says hospitals should contact TeleTracking Technical Support at 877-570-6903.
Submissions must be made by 11:59 PST on Thursday, April 23. The agency believes that the data entry process should not require more than 10 minutes.
Here is a link to the website from HHS --> CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
CARES Provider Relief Fund