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Providers' Ability to Receive COVID-19 Relief Payments from Multiple Federal Sources

  • 1.  Providers' Ability to Receive COVID-19 Relief Payments from Multiple Federal Sources

    National Council Staff
    Posted 08-04-2020 15:27
    Dear Association Executives - Following up on the discussion in our weekly Association Executives meeting just now, see the question and answer below on providers' ability to receive COVID-19 relief payments from multiple federal sources. Please let us know what other questions you and our members may have.

    Question - Is a healthcare provider eligible to receive a payment from the Provider Relief Fund, Medicaid, CHIP, and Dental Providers Distribution even if the provider received funding from the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Payroll Protection Program or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or has received Medicaid HCBS retainer payments? (Modified 7/30/2020)

    Answer - Yes. Receipt of funds from SBA and FEMA for coronavirus recovery or of a Medicaid HCBS retainer payments does not preclude a healthcare provider from being eligible for the Medicaid, CHIP, and Dental Providers Distribution if the healthcare provider otherwise meets the criteria for eligibility and can substantiate that the Provider Relief Fund payments were used for increased healthcare related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19, so long as they are not reimbursed from other sources and other sources were not obligated to reimburse them.


    Stephanie Katz
    Director, Federal Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    Stephaniek@TheNationalCouncil.org



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    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    NealC@TheNationalCouncil.org
    202 748-8793
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