DHCS Announces Additional Funding Opportunities for Medicaid/CHIP Providers, Safety Net Hospitals

This week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced additional federal funding opportunities available from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Medicaid/CHIP providers and safety net hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicated $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund would be available to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers and $10 billion in Provider Relief Funds would be available to safety net hospitals serving a disproportionate number of Medicaid patients or providing large amounts of uncompensated care.

Additional information on provider payments, including eligibility and application processes is available here. Safety net hospitals must submit required information to HHS by June 15, 2020, to determine eligibility for this additional funding. Additional information on the Provider Relief Fund is available here.