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 HHS Extends Medicaid Application Deadline for Provider Relief Fund

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today extended the application deadline for the Medicaid tranche of the COVID Provider Relief Fund to Monday, August 3, 2020.

The payment to each provider will be approximately 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care, and the final amount each provider receives will be determined after the data are submitted.

These funds are available to providers that have not received payment from the General Distribution to Medicare providers, and have billed Medicaid or Medicaid managed care plans for health care-related services between Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2019
Read more in an American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) blog post.
In other news, The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) has identified a few hundred nursing centers that are submitting confirmed and suspected COVID-19 data incorrectly. Centers that are receiving citations should immediately review the NHSN LTCF COVID-19 data quality webinar to review the commonly identified errors in submission data and follow the data quality slides to check that their information is being submitted correctly. Read more in the AHCA/NCAL blog post here.
Please email AHCA here for additional questions.
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