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HHS releases funds for Medicaid providers

HHS releases funds for Medicaid providers Stakeholders have asked HHS to include HME providers

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services is distributing an additional $15 billion in relief funding from the Provider Relief Fund, this time specifically for health care providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs, VGM reports.

To be eligible, providers must meet two requirements:

  • Not have received payments from the first two rounds of relief funding from the Provider Relief Fund General Distributions
  • Have directly billed their state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans for health care-related services between Jan. 1, 2018, and May 31, 2020.

Eligible providers will be asked to report their annual patient revenue, which will be used to determine their payment. Similar to the first two rounds of relief, the payment to each provider will be at least 2% of reported gross revenue from patient care.

The final payment amount will be determined after the data is submitted.

Examples of possibly eligible providers are pediatricians, OBGYNs, dentists, assisted living facilities, and other home and community based services providers.

AAHomecare recently sent a letter to HHS urging them to include HME providers in relief funding to Medicaid providers.


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