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On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund will be dedicated to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers who have lost revenue or experienced increased expenses as a result of COVID-19, including Medicaid-only nursing facilities, assisted living communities, intermediate care facilities, and other home and community-based service providers.
Medicaid-only nursing facilities will receive funds directly. Other Medicaid providers, including Aged & Disabled Waiver assisted living providers, must submit information through HHS’s Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal. The application can be found here, and HHS’s instructions for Medicaid providers submitting an application can be found here.
Please note, the application serves as a worksheet, and then that information must be entered into the Portal. Applicants must be submit their Tax Identification Number (TIN) for validation through HHS’s Provider Relief Fund Portal by the August 28 deadline and otherwise meet eligibility requirements. HHS will then distribute payments on a rolling basis.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
Additional considerations and instructions include:
For more information, HHS’s FAQ on the Provider Relief Fund can be found here, and ACHA/NCAL’s FAQ on this available funding for Medicaid providers can be found here. Providers are encouraged to work with their accounting and legal counsel as needed to ensure the accuracy of the data submitted and call the CARES Act Fund Hotline with any specific questions regarding the Portal: 1-866-569-3522.