HHS Announces Medicaid CARES Act Allocation - APPLICATION PORTAL OPEN!

Application Deadline July 20!

In HCP’s recent reporting on the HHS Medicaid Cares Act Allocation, HCP stated that the application deadline is July 3. We have since learned that the application deadline is July 20.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week it was releasing $15 billion in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to high Medicaid providers.  

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. 

Please reference last Friday’s edition of the Insider for best practices and tips for completing the application.  HCP will continue to share best practices and tips as we learn them. 

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. 

Again, 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.