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COVID-19-Related Program Deadlines

Updated January 26, 2021

APMA knows that our members faced an onslaught of information as the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) progressed, and that compliance deadlines for programs impacted by COVID-19 or financial assistance programs created to help providers through the PHE are constantly shifting and being updated. To help members stay on top of these deadlines, APMA created this resource page to lay out deadlines as they are updated or available and provide members with a direct link to the specific program.

Program Important Deadlines APMA and Other Resources
2020 MIPS Performance Year February 1, 2021 – Deadline to submit a hardship exception application due to COVID-19

Provider Relief Fund Program (PRF)

Register your PRF reporting account at the HHS Reporting Portal

HHS announced on January 15 that the portal for reporting has been delayed, and deadlines for reporting have been delayed. PRF recipients however may register now establish a reporting account at the newly enabled PRF reporting website.

The registration process will take at least 20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one session. You cannot save a partially complete registration. Make sure you have all of the information required to register before you begin

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Currently no hard deadline for the forgiveness application, but the current application form for forgiveness expires on October 31, 2020. APMA recommends talking directly to your lender. (scroll to first section on the PPP)

Medicare Advanced and Accelerated Payment Program (AAP)

CMS announced the following changes to the repayment timeline and terms:

  • Recoupment of disbursed funds postponed until 365 days after the advance payment has been issued to a physician practice—the balance will be due by September 2022;
  • The per-claim recoupment amount will now be 25 percent for the first 11 months and the 50 percent of claims withheld for an additional six months—if not repaid in full, the 10.25-percent interest rate kicks in; and
  • Lowered the interest rate from 10.25 percent to 4 percent, except in the case above. 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and EIDL Advance Loan

EIDL loan repayment is deferred one year from date of issuance.

The EIDL Advance Loans are forgivable in whole.

APMA recommends talking to your lender directly to confirm your exact obligations and deadlines. (scroll to second section on EIDLs)

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