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. On June 8, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a targeted distribution for Medicaid providers that have not yet received payment from the Provider Relief Fund. Eligible providers will receive at least 2 percent of reported annual gross revenue from patient care. Providers can apply by July 20, 2020 to receive payments. For more information, please see SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #101: Medicaid Providers May Be Eligible for Federal Funding.
HHS is hosting webcasts at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, and Thursday, June 25, 2020, to provide information about the application process for providers. Pre-registration for the webcast and additional information is available here.
Additionally, updates have been made to Key Federal Funding Available for Health Care Providers and Hospitals to include Provider Relief Fund allocations for Medicaid and CHIP providers, safety net hospitals, Indian Health Services, and COVID-19 High Impact Areas, and reflect updates to the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program.
All NC Medicaid Bulletin articles, including those related to COVID-19, may be found here.