The FAQs for the Medicaid and CHIP Provider Relief Fund have been updated to be more inclusive for disability providers. This is the message we received last evening:
“HRSA has clarified one of the FAQs to specifically indicate that disability service providers are eligible:
Are healthcare providers that only bill Medicaid or CHIP through a waiver eligible for the Medicaid, CHIP, and Dental Providers Distribution? (Modified 7/30/2020)
Yes. Healthcare providers that bill for services in Medicaid or CHIP that are covered under either a waiver or state plan, including disability service providers and other providers of Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) (e.g., day habilitation, HCBS waiver program services), are eligible for the Medicaid, CHIP, and Dental Providers Distribution if they otherwise meet the other eligibility criteria.”
Here is the link to the FAQs. The Medicaid and CHIP Provider Relief Fund portal closes on Monday, August 3, but if you start your application and are waiting for your Tax Identification Number (TIN) to be approved, you will have time to complete the application after August 3.