Medicaid Providers: Apply for Provider Relief Funds, Application Portal Opens Today
On June 10, 2020 by Jeff Bostic
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will distribute funds to Medicaid providers who do not participate in Medicare, including Assisted Living and Adult Day, through the Provider Relief Fund through a time-limited application process vs. automatic payment. The application portal opens June 10 (today). Here’s what we know so far:
Who is eligible?
- did NOT receive a General Distribution payment (these went to Medicare providers who may also provide Medicaid) AND
- participate in Medicaid and/or CHIP programs AND billed Medicaid FFS or Medicaid Managed care between Jan. 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020.
How will providers get the payment?
Unlike prior Provider Relief Fund distributions, for this distribution, providers must apply by submitting required information through a new enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal that will go live June 10). HHS has said providers will need to submit annual patient revenue and # of Medicaid patients/beneficiaries served (not sure for what year)
How much will a provider receive?
Providers will be eligible to receive payments of at least 2% of reported gross revenue from patient care.
How long is the application process?
The portal will remain open for applications until July 3.