7/27/2020 12:54:13 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline to apply for distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to Aug. 3. Providers, including home and community-based service (HCBS) providers, are encouraged to apply even if they are uncertain if they are eligible.
Approximately $15 billion will be given 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.
These payments will not be made automatically. Providers must use 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 between Jan. 1, 2018, and May 31, 2020. Nearly 1 million providers may be eligible across the country.
More information about the requirements and distributions is available online at the HHS website, including these recently updated resources: