HHS Announces Enhanced Provider Portal, Relief Fund Payments for Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers

On June 9, 2020, The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs. HHS expects to distribute approximately $15 billion to eligible providers that have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation. Read about the announcement here. HHS is also announcing the distribution of $10 billion in Provider Relief Funds to safety net hospitals that serve our most vulnerable citizens. The safety net distribution will occur this week. This is not a rural specific distribution, but Medicaid is an important source of coverage in rural areas.