INARF would like to share below information regarding the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Medicaid and CHIP Distribution. As noted below, in order to apply for the distribution, you must submit your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for validation by end of day July 20, 2020.
On June 9, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid programs and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
You must act by July 20 to be considered for payment from this distribution.
Medicaid and CHIP Provider Distribution Instructions and the Medicaid and CHIP Provider Distribution Application Form are available at hhs.gov/providerrelief. We recommend downloading and reviewing these documents to help you complete the process through the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal. The site also includes a webcast recording, Fact Sheet, FAQs, and more.
In order to apply, you must submit your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for validation by end of day July 20, 2020. If you receive the results of that validation after July 20, you will still be able to complete and submit your application.
If you have already begun the process above, thank you.
For additional information, please call the Provider Support Line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY, dial 711. Hours of operation are 7 AM to 10 PM CDT, Monday through Friday. Service staff members are available to provide real-time technical assistance, as well as service and payment support.
Thank you for all you are doing to support and protect the American people during this difficult time.
Thomas J. Engels
Health Resources and Services Administration
United States Department of Health and Human Services