HHS Phase 3 Provider Relief Fund Reopens

Apply now through November 6. Review ADA FAQ for assistance.

The HHS has opened the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) portal for dentists to begin applying for the next round of funding. Phase 3 of the PRF distribution will be now through November 6, 2020.

Providers are encouraged to submit their applications on the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal as soon as possible. Providers should apply if they have lost revenues and/or increased expenses attributable to COVID-19 that have not been reimbursed by other sources. The ADA updated the FAQ about phase 3 eligibility and required documentation. Phase 3 will have a few impacts:

  1. Newly Eligible: Dentists who began practicing January 1-March 30, 2020.
  2. Add-on Payment: All dentists who previously received, rejected or accepted payment from the Provider Relief Fund are going to be able to submit more information to become eligible for an additional payment. This is meant to support providers most significantly impacted by COVID-19, as measured by changes in their revenues and expenses from patient care.
  3. Corrections: All dentists who previously received, rejected or accepted a General Distribution Provider Relief Fund payment and did not previously receive approximately 2% of annual revenues from patient care, they will now receive this amount consistent with prior general distributions, plus their Phase 3 allocation.