The CARES Act appropriated $100 billion to establish a Provider Relief Fund. This Fund, administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), is being used to distribute payments to health care entities across the country that have been affected by the coronavirus. To date, $30 billion has been distributed generally to health care entities across the country. HHS will soon make targeted distributions to hospitals and other facilities that have been particularly affected by the increased burden of caring for those with the coronavirus.
To inform how these funds are distributed, HHS is asking all hospitals to provide the following information: For each facility with a Medicare Tax Identification Number (TIN):
- Total number of Intensive Care Unit beds as of April 10, 2020
- Total number of admissions with a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 from January 1, 2020 to April 10, 2020
- National Provider Identifier Submitters are being asked to provide this information through an authentication portal established by an HHS vendor, TeleTracking.
You will be able to submit this data via data entry at an individual hospital level, entering multiple hospitals at one time, or batch upload of data of multiple hospitals via a designated individual or third party entity. Your site administrator received an email from HHS on Sunday April 12th, or thereafter, with instructions and a link to register on this portal. If you have not already done so, please register on this portal as directed in the email.
This process has been created to minimize burden, and should not require more than 10 minutes. If it is not clear who within your organization received this notification, or if you have questions about the registration process, please contact TeleTracking Technical Support at 877-570-6903. They will assist you in starting the reporting process.
Submitters should deliver this information by 11:59 p.m. PT, Thursday April 23. Please be aware that submitting this data will inform the decision-making on targeted Relief Fund payments and is a prerequisite to payment, but is not a guarantee of eligibility for any amount.