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:

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide financial relief to healthcare providers impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing an application deadline extension for the Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers. HHS also plans to allow certain Medicare providers who experienced challenges in the Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution application period a second opportunity to receive funding. Both groups will have until Friday, August 28, 2020 to apply.

 

Please see additional details in the press release attachment.