SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #116: New Webinar to Support Medicaid Providers Applying for Federal Relief Funds

Friday, July 24, 2020

Webinar for Medicaid Providers to be held July 27 at 3 p.m. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will conduct an informational webcast for Medicaid providers applying for Provider Relief Funds (PRF). Medicaid providers interested in learning about the application process for the PRF, may register and join the webcast on Monday July 27, 2020, from 3 to 4 p.m. ET. Providers may register here

* Please pre-register to reserve a spot. This event will be delivered via webcast, no dial-in required. Presentation materials will not be distributed. A recording of the webcast will be made available here.

Application Deadline Extended to Aug. 3

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 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. There has been low participation in this opportunity to date. Providers that have not yet submitted their applications are encouraged to apply.

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 Dec. 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.