HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers

August 5, 2020

A Note from Meridian Health:

The Medicaid Targeted Distribution Funding through the CARES Act application deadline was extended for 1.) Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers, and 2.) certain Medicare providers who experienced challenges in the Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution application period. These groups can apply for relief funding through Friday, August 28, 2020 according to the HHS press release issued on July 31.


From the press release:

Veterans Affairs Community Care Network Training Sessions from UHC-OPTUM

August 4, 2020

Physicians, Practice Managers, and Staff,

Welcome to the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN). You’re invited to a Veterans Affairs Community Care Network Overview educational session.

Join us for one of the following virtual one hour educational presentations to learn more about VA CCN, treating Veterans and doing business with VA and Optum.

During this webinar we will discuss:

• VA CCN Overview

• Referrals and Appointment Scheduling

• Providing and Coordinating Care

United Healthcare Extends National Public Health Emergency Temporary Program Changes

July 27, 2020

UnitedHealthcare recognizes that the persistence of COVID-19 cases across the country continues to have an impact on the healthcare system – both for COVID-19-related care as well as for regular preventive visits. To provide ongoing support to members and providers, UnitedHealthcare is extending many of the COVID-19 temporary program, process and coverage changes through Oct. 22, 2020.

UHC: HHS Provider Relief Fund Extension

July 23, 2020

From United Health Care:

Please see the attached Collateral that will inform you on how to apply for additional Relief Funds:

  • How to apply:
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Use of Funds
  • Attestation Requirements
  • Where to find more information site.

Please note even thought this form stated expires 07/20/20, again the state has extended applications till August 3rd 2020.

Again, please see the attachment for details.

Meridian Health - HEDIS STOPS: Pediatric Provider Information

July 22, 2020

Meridian Health has sent a provider educational handout which explains MDHHS guidelines for getting children caught up on their vaccinations. It has some  great tips for your providers at their practices and also has safety protocols. Please pay attention to page 4&5 for the immunization specific guidance.

Plese see the attachment for details.