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24 July, 2020

Good News for Dentists! – HHS Extends Deadline

Uncle Sam’s economic response to coronavirus may require us to temporarily archive the old joke “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help!”  Health and Human services just reached out to dentists by extending a deadline for the Provider Relief Fund!

If you did not receive an initial Provider Relief Fund Medicare-focused General Distribution or the Medicaid and CHIP General Distribution payment from U.S. Health and Human Services, then you may be eligible for an additional sum of 2 percent of your annual reported patient revenue from the enhanced relief fund.  The deadline for application has been extended from July 24 to August 3rd, 2020.

To verify if you received an earlier payment note that the Medicare-focused General Distribution payments were made between April 10 and April 17.  Payments were primarily sent via an Automated Clearing House (ACH). The automatic payments were sent via Optum Bank with “HHSPAYMENT” in the payment description.

Retention and use of these funds are subject to certain terms and conditions.  Funds may only be used for lost revenues and healthcare-related expenses attributable to coronavirus, which may cover a range of items and services purchased to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  Reports on See Terms and Conditions at

Application for the new funding is made via an online portal

The first step in the process is to validate your business taxpayer ID number, which can take a couple of days, so do not delay.  We understand that as long as you initiate the process before the deadline, you will be eligible to complete the application and qualify for funding.  You will need NPI and licensing information for the initial validation process. Later in the process, you will need tax returns, employee headcounts, and revenue data. 

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Note: The material and contents provided in this article are informative in nature only. It is not intended to be advice and you should not act specifically on the basis of this information alone. If expert assistance is required, professional advice should be obtained.

Ed Gabriel, CPA is President of DrillDown Solution and a graduate of Brigham Young University. His clients benefit from over 40 years of experience in maximizing profits, minimizing taxes and putting them in the best financial position possible.