Emergency payments for Medicaid providers

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Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
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Medicaid providers now have the opportunity to receive coronavirus relief funds to support them during the COVID-19 health emergency.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is allocating $15 billion to providers who participate in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation.

The deadline to submit applications is July 20, 2020. We encourage providers to apply even if you are uncertain whether you are eligible.

HHS recently updated its provider relief fund website with information about these emergency payments. Check out these links for step-by-step help with your application:

 The payment amount will be at least 2 percent of reported gross revenue from Medicaid and CHIP care. Providers are required to provide data to HHS, including the number of Medicaid patients served.

Visit the COVID-19 page on the Virginia Medicaid agency website.