Providers can apply for HHS relief fund

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services plans to distribute $15 billion in CARES Act relief payments to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers. Providers must apply to be considered for the funds. Even those who are unsure if they are eligible are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.

Medicaid and CHIP providers who missed the deadline to apply for CARES Act relief fund payments during the first general distribution will have another opportunity. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is planning another opportunity to apply for a provider relief payment equivalent to 2% of total net patient revenue. The timeline has not been released, and HHS is still reserving funds for the payments. HHS will provide guidance when the portal reopens at a future date.

Providers who want to learn about the process and relief payments can participate in an HHS webinar at 3 p.m. this Wednesday. Click here to register