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 KatzDirector, Federal Policy and AdvocacyNational Council for Behavioral HealthStephaniek@TheNationalCouncil.org