ARP Rural Payment
On November 23, 2021 HRSA began distributing ARP Rural payments. The payments were based on the amount and type of Medicare and Medicaid services provided to rural beneficiaries from January 1, 2019 thru September 30, 2020.
Approximately 96 percent of ARP Rural applications have now been processed. Providers who have not yet received any communication regarding their payment determination will be notified as soon as HRSA completes the review and processing of the remaining applications.
The automated payments were sent via Optum Bank. If your facility is listed on the dataset and has not received the payment you will need to sign up for an Optum Pay account.
You will need to have the following information available to complete the Optum Pay account.
• Contact information (name, phone number and email address)
• Contact information for one or two individuals from your organization to support administration and oversight of your account
• Your organization’s banking information (routing number, account number and account type)
• Voided check or bank letter
• IRS Form W-9
Blog by Sarah McIntosh, Director of Operations