New Provider Relief Program
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering additional payments from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible providers serving Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs.
To be eligible, providers must not have received payments from the $50 billion Provider Relief Fund General Distribution and must have billed the state Medicaid/CHIP programs or managed care plans for healthcare-related services from Jan. 1, 2018 through May 31, 2020.
Payment to qualifying providers will be at least 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care. The final payment will be determined after the data is submitted, including information about the number of Medicaid patients served.*
HHS has posted the following information about this funding:
- A set of instructions for providers (PDF), including a deadline of July 20, 2020 to submit an application.
- The application form (PDF)
- The enhanced provider relief fund portal to complete the application process.
To learn more, see the FAQs on the HHS website. Please note that the FAQs specific to Medicaid and CHIP providers are near the bottom of the FAQ page under the header, "Medicaid Targeted Distribution."
*Other terms and conditions may apply. Please see the HHS announcement.