#ForgottenFaces Campaign Update: June 25, 2020
Acknowledging those we’ve lost; working to ensure further lives are spared
Latest News: Medicaid/CHIP Provider Relief Fund Payment Forms and Guidance
Thanks to your advocacy, HHS is committing to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers. The payment to each provider will be at least 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care; the final amount each provider receives will be determined after the data is submitted, including information about the number of people leveraging Medicaid to receive services. Before applying through the enhanced provider relief portal, applicants should:
- Read the Medicaid Provider Distribution Instructions – PDF
- Download the Medicaid Provider Distribution Application Form – PDF
We are continuing to work with HHS to refine guidelines and processes. We also know that Congress is expected to turn its attention to a fourth COVID-19 relief package after taking up legislation focused on policing in the wake of the movement for Black lives. In the meantime, continue to use the #ForgottenFaces hashtag on social media and be on the lookout for future opportunities to support our efforts to secure additional funding!
What We’re Reading: #ForgottenFaces in the News
Proposed OPWDD Cuts WIll Be Devastating For New York’s Most Vulnerable
David Carlucci| Patch.com, June 20, 2020
It’s Time to Pay Those Who Care For People With Disabilities a Living Wage
Allison Wharry | Inside Indiana Business, May 27, 2020
Take Action: Nominate a DSP for a John F. Kennedy Profile in COVID Courage Award
This year, frontline heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored with a special John F. Kennedy Profile in COVID Courage Award.
To nominate, send a story of one of more DSPs in your community who are going above and beyond to support and protect people with I/DD — one of the populations most vulnerable during the pandemic.
From your submissions, the Profiles in COVID Courage Award Committee will choose several nominations to represent the courage of all those on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis at an awards ceremony, which will be held when it is safe to gather in person.
Submit your stories here or on social media using the hashtag #COVIDCourage. Nominations will be accepted through the end of August. Help ensure that the #ForgottenFaces of the pandemic are not only recognized, but awarded!