Provider Alert! New Federal Enhanced Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid and CHIP Providers

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! New Federal Enhanced Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid and CHIP Providers

Attention: All Providers

Effective Date: June 10, 2020

Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event.

Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to inform you of new federal Enhanced Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid and CHIP providers. Here are the details:

  • Beginning June 10, eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers can apply to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.
  • To be eligible for this funding, health care providers must not have received payments from the $50 billion Provider Relief Fund General Distribution and either have directly billed their state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans for healthcare-related services between January 1, 2018, to May 31, 2020.
  • Health and Human Services (HHS) expects to distribute $15 Billion to Medicaid/CHIP providers that have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation.
  • DEADLINE IS JULY 20, 2020.


CARES Provider Relief Fund Portal

Eligibility and Application Process

HHS Announcement

COVID resource webpage for physicians

How this impacts providers: Funding distribution information is available here: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: General Information and Medicaid Provider Distribution Instructions.

Next steps for providers: Eligible providers should apply for the funding prior to the deadline of July 20, 2020. Medicaid Provider Distribution Application Form

If you have any questions, please email Provider Network Management at:

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