Medicaid Providers: More COVID-19 Assistance Available

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More Assistance Available for Kentucky Medicaid Providers Affected by COVID-19

 The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on September 10, 2021, it is making $25.5 billion available for healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes from two sources: the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) phase four.


ARP funds will be distributed to providers who serve Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare members living in rural areas as defined by the HHS Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

PRF funds will be distributed to smaller providers for revenue and expenditures lost between July 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. The PRF Phase 4 includes bonus payments to providers who service Medicaid, CHIP, and/or Medicare members who are lower-income and have complex medical needs.

Applying for ARP or PRF Funds

There is a single application process for both programs. The application portal opens on September 29, 2021.

More Information

Providers interested in applying for the funds can learn more on the Provider Relief Fund Future Payments website. The website includes a listing of eligible provider types, the information needed to apply, and how payments are calculated.

Questions about the funds or the application process should be directed to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Provider Support Line at (866) 569-3522 or for TTY dial 711. The line is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time/8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.