HRSA Continues Rollout of Phase 4 Provider Relief Fund Payments

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Mar 3, 2022
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will issue $560 million in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments to more than 4,100 providers this week. The agency has issued nearly $11.5 billion in PRF Phase 4 payments and $7.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments.

PRF funding is distributed to eligible providers who care for individuals with COVID-19 or have health care related expenses and lost revenues attributable to COVID-19. ARP Rural payments help address the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on rural communities and rural health care providers. Funding through the two programs has allowed recipients to remain in operation and provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PRF Payment Reconsideration Process for ARP Rural and Phase 4 payments is currently open. The PRF Reconsideration Process allows providers to request payment reconsideration if they believe their payment was calculated incorrectly. It does not allow providers to submit an application for a missed deadline or to revise or correct their original applications.

Impact on General Dentistry: AGD appreciates HRSA’s continued assistance in helping dental providers receive funds through ARP Rural and the Phase 4 PRF. HRSA staff are available to provide real-time technical support, as well as service and payment support related to ARP Rural and the PRF, from 8am – 10pm CT, Monday – Friday at (866) 569-3522.