On June 9, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released details on how the Department intends to disburse funding to Medicaid providers from the provider relief fund.
Key details on the Medicaid awards:
- Total Amount: $15 billion for Medicaid providers.
- Eligibility: Any provider that did not receive a funding award from the first $50 billion in awards made to providers with some level of Medicare utilization, and directly billed a state Medicaid program or Medicaid managed care plan between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020.
- Process: Providers submit annual patient revenue information to HHS's provider relief fund portal by July 20, 2020.
- Award Amounts: Minimum of two percent of gross patient care revenues, with final amount determined by provider-submitted data including number of Medicaid patients served.