HHS extends deadline again for Medicaid and CHIP programs
The issue: As discussed in last month's issue of Advocacy Brief, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it was extending the deadline until Aug. 28 for Medicaid and CHIP providers to receive funding from the Provider Relief Fund under the CARES Act. The new deadline is Sept. 13.
Why is this important? While the deadline extension is helpful, it is important to note that dental schools are currently deemed ineligible for reimbursement of lost Medicaid revenue under the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). It is critical for dental schools to receive reimbursement and provide funding to dentists more broadly as institutions and health care professionals serve patients throughout this pandemic.