June 09, 2020
HHS Announces Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid and CHIP Providers
On Tuesday, June 9, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the distribution of additional funds for the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers who participate in these state programs.
HHS expects $15 billion will be distributed to eligible providers who have not yet received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation.
HHS is launching an enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal that will allow eligible providers who participate in Medicaid and CHIP to report their annual patient revenue. The information will be used as a factor in determining their Provider Relief Fund payment and will be at least 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care.
The agency also announced the distribution of $10 billion in Provider Relief Funds to safety net hospitals that serve the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
Visit the HHS website to learn more about eligibility and the application process.
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