UPDATE: The Deadline to Apply for Phase 2 General Distribution Funding has Been Extended to September 13, 2020

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The deadline to apply for the HHS Provider Relief Fund for Medicaid/CHIP providers who did not receive any relief payments during the Medicare-based General Distribution has been extended until September 13th, 2020. Providers who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, meet all of the other eligibility requirements, and can agree to the terms and conditions associated with the program are encouraged to apply for this relief fund.

Originally, the application deadline was August 28th. Click here to read the original article, “Deadline For Providers To Apply For Medicaid/CHIP Relief Payments Extended To August 28.” Click here to read “Medicare Providers Who Did Not Apply for Round 2 of the $50B General Distribution Will Get a Second Chance to Apply” for more information on this Phase 2 General Distribution for Medicaid/CHIP providers.

HHS Provider Relief Phase 1 Payments

Phase 1 is the $50 billion General Distribution (GD) to healthcare providers. The funds were sent to providers in 2 rounds.

Phase 1, Round 1

  • First $30 billion of $50 B GD was distributed automatically to healthcare providers.
  • Payments were sent April 10-24, based on Medicare billings.
  • Payments were sent or deposited – without application or request.
  • These are payments, not loans, and do not need to be repaid.

Phase 1, Round 2

  • Remaining $20 billion of $50 billion GD is accessible.
  • If you received a Round 1 payment, you COULD APPLY for Round 2
  • Deadline to apply for Round 2 of Phase 1 was originally June 3
  • 2ND CHANCE FOR MEDICARE PROVIDERS WHO REC’D ROUND 1
  • Reopened on August 10th
  • Will remain open until September 13th (11:59 ET)

Phase 2 is the relief for Medicaid/CHIP providers who did not receive any relief payments during the Phase 1 GD.

  • $15 billion available.
  • Applicants cannot have received funds from Phase 1
  • Must have billed Medicaid/CHIP between 1/1/18 - 12/31/19
  • Provider can receive same amount as Phase 1 (2%)
  • Provide care after 1/1/20 (not ceased operations)
  • Deadline August 28th (moved from Aug. 3rd)

Important Links for Phase 2

For more information, watch the EW Town Hall webinar recording or access the slide deck.

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