See Update Below
As HCP has reported, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the availability of $15 billion in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to high Medicaid providers.
Last week HHS held webinars to educate providers on the application process, discuss eligibility and answer questions submitted by providers. These HHS webinars were recorded and can be accessed below.
Tuesday June 23 HHS Webinar
Thursday June 25 HHS Webinar
To be eligible for this funding, health care providers must not have received payments from the $50 billion Provider Relief Fund General Distribution and either have directly billed their state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans for healthcare-related services between January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2020.
HHS gives as an example of providers that might qualify for the $15 billion allocation home and community based services providers.
The application portal is OPEN.
HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers. The payment to each provider will be at least 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care; the final amount each provider receives will be determined after the data is submitted, including information about the number of Medicaid patients providers serve.
The deadline to submit an application for the Medicaid Targeted Distribution is Monday, July 20, 2020. Funds are limited and will be disbursed on a rolling basis, as information is validated. HHS may seek additional information from providers as necessary to complete its review.
In speaking with some HCP members who have submitted an application, HCP has learned that upon successful submission of the application providers will receive a confirmation email. However, the application status reflected in the application portal may appear as if it was not submitted. HHS is aware of this issue and is working to find a solution.
Use caution not to submit a second application, because it may negatively impact upon the application that was submitted with email confirmed receipt.
In addition, providers should routinely review the HHS FAQs which are regularly updated.