CMS unveils relaxed repayment terms for COVID-19 loans: 5 details

Five essential information:.

CMS detailed Oct. 8 the unwinded payment terms for service providers and providers that got COVID-19 loans. The CMS statement follows Congress loosened up the loan terms and President Donald Trump signed the costs into law..

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1. CMS will now begin recovering the loans through the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program one year from the issuance date of each service provider or suppliers sped up or advance payment. Congress initially needed suppliers to start repaying the COVID-19 loan in August.

2. Suppliers and providers will also have more time to repay the loan completely before interest will accrue. Health centers will have 29 months to pay back the loan, up from 12 months under the previous terms.

3. CMS stated the rate of interest is also reduced to 4 percent, below about 10 percent..

4. The repayment rate is likewise reduced. CMS stated the recoupment would begin at a rate of 25 percent for the first 11 months and 50 percent for the following 6 months..

5. For suppliers or companies experiencing monetary difficulties, CMS will allow them to ask for a prolonged payment schedule. The extended repayment schedule would allow a company to pay the financial obligation throughout 3 years, or up to 5 years in the event of “extreme hardship,” CMS said..

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Providers and providers will likewise have more time to pay back the loan in full before interest will accrue. For providers or suppliers experiencing monetary hardships, CMS will allow them to ask for a prolonged repayment schedule.

CMS will now start recouping the loans through the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program one year from the issuance date of each supplier or suppliers sped up or advance payment. Congress initially needed service providers to start paying back the COVID-19 loan in August.

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