My state or territorial Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agency
has directed providers to use Provider Relief Fund dollars before applying Medicaid or
CHIP reimbursement, as well as Medicaid COVID-19 supplemental payments, to cover
health care-related expenses or lost revenues attributable to coronavirus. Is this
No. As it relates to expenses, providers identify their health care-related expenses, and then apply any amounts received through other sources (e.g., direct patient billing, commercial insurance, Medicare/Medicaid/CHIP, reimbursement from the Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured, or funds received from FEMA or SBA/Department of Treasury’s Paycheck Protection Program) that offset the health care-related expenses. Provider Relief Fund payments may be applied to the remaining expenses or cost, after netting the other funds received or obligated to be received which offset those expenses.