COVID-Related Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid and CHIP Providers – July 20

Providers participating in state programs for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) may still apply for emergency funding related to the pandemic distributed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to support the health care safety net.  The initial Medicare-targeted General Distribution of funds through the CARES Act and the Payment Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act provided payments to nearly 320,000 providers who bill for Medicare fee-for-service.  The Medicaid and CHIP Targeted distribution will make the Provider Relief Fund available to an additional 800,000 providers.  The payment to each provider will be at least two percent of reported gross revenue from patient care; the final amount each provider receives will be determined after the data is submitted.  Applicants must submit their data in the online portal created for this purpose by July 20.  Find more information here.