SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #113: Deadline Extended for Federal Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid Providers

Monday, July 20, 2020

On July 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the deadline for Medicaid/CHIP providers to submit their financial data to apply for federal Provider Relief Funds has been extended to Aug. 3, 2020. Since there has been low participation in this opportunity to date, providers that have not yet submitted their applications are encouraged to do so to receive funding by the deadline.

North Carolina providers that participate in Medicaid may be eligible to receive federal relief as a result of lost revenue or new expenses relating to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Providers can apply by Aug. 3, 2020, to receive payments. 

Eligible providers will receive at least 2% of reported annual gross revenue from patient care. North Carolina providers may qualify and are encouraged to apply if they meet all the following criteria:

  • Providers have directly billed Medicaid for health care related services during the period of January 2018 to December 31, 2019;
  • Continue to provide patient care after Jan. 31, 2020; and 
  • Did not receive a payment from either distribution of the CARES Act Provider Relief General Allocation