6/16/2020 5:42:01 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on June 9, 2020, additional distributions from the $50 billion Provider Relief Fund.
Approximately $15 billion will go to eligible Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and that have not already received funds from the Provider Relief Fund. This includes home and community-based service (HCBS) providers.
These payments will not be made automatically. Providers need to go to the federal portal to apply for this support. Eligible providers must have directly billed either their state Medicaid/CHIP programs (DHS) or Medicaid-managed care plans for health care-related services during the period of Jan. 1, 2018, to May 31, 2020. Nearly 1 million providers may be eligible across the country.
HHS also announced the distribution of $10 billion in Provider Relief Funds to safety net hospitals, those hospitals that serve our most vulnerable citizens. Recognizing the incredibly thin margins these organizations operate on, these payments will be made directly to hospitals this week via direct deposit.
Providers are encouraged to apply even if they are uncertain if they are eligible. More information about the requirements and distributions is available online at the HHS website, including these recently updated resources: