Partners is committed to working with its Network Providers to continue to stabilize services during this crisis and ensure survival of a high-quality network to meet the needs of our community when this event is over.
Through the Partners Service Stability Program, we are committed to helping alleviate the social and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by ensuring that services and supports remain available to those in need. Partners approach is to inspire creativity and teamwork while enhancing responsiveness during this time. We wish to create the greatest shared flexibility and opportunity for rapid, individualized, response to the challenge.
Partners will continue to identify resources and opportunities to assist Network Providers during this time. Our mutual goal is to work TOGETHER to overcome challenges and initiate innovative ways to meet the needs of our members.
Oct, 1, 2020: Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding
The application portal for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) new Phase 3 Provider Relief funding is now open. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 6. Learn more below:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $20 billion in new Phase 3 Provider Relief funding. Providers will be able to apply for funds beginning Monday, October 5. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 6.
Who’s Eligible for the New Funding:
- Organizations who previously received, rejected or accepted a General Distribution Provider Relief Fund payment. Organizations that have already received payments of approximately 2% of annual revenue from patient care may submit more information to become eligible for an additional payment. HHS will make up the difference if organizations have yet to receive this amount in previous distributions.
- Previously ineligible organizations, such as those who began practicing in 2020 will also be invited to apply, and an expanded group of behavioral health organizations confronting the emergence of increased mental health and substance use disorders exacerbated by the pandemic will also be eligible for relief payments.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act, was passed by Congress on March 27. The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. The program is designed to provide relief to millions of small businesses so they can keep going and keep their workers employed. Learn more about the CARES Act.
CARES Act Resources
- Provider Alert: COVID-19 #13 – Joint Division Call | CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Accepting Applications
- Provider Alert: COVID-19 #12 – Partners Service Stability Program: Special CARES Act Resources for Providers: We are offering a unique opportunity for participation in two live webinars on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) offered through our auditors, Cherry Bekaert. Please click on the links below to register for one of the sessions.
- Thursday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to noon EDT
- Friday, April 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT
- Expansion of Accelerated and Advanced Payments for Providers Fact Sheet (CMS)
- COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources (US Small Business Administration)
- US Department of the Treasury CARES Act Information
- The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- CLA COVID-19 Resource Hub
The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.
Note that the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is limited to nonprofit and public eligible health care providers that fall within the categories of health care providers in section 254(h)(7)(B) of the 1996 Act. For more information, see Question 8 of the FAQs.
Click here for more information, FAQ, applications and a video webinar.