On April 13, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that it would distribute an additional $1.75 billion in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments to 3,680 providers. These payments are in addition to the nearly $12 billion that was released between December 2021 and March 2022, bringing total Phase 4 payments to $13.5 billion out of the $17 billion initially allocated. With the release of these funds, approximately 92% of all Phase 4 applications will have been processed. A state-by-state breakdown of the distributions and updated Phase 4 distributions for GNYHA member states is attached.
HRSA Distributes $1.75 Billion in PRF Phase 4 Payments
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