On June 9, 2020, HHS issued a news release saying that an additional $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund will be distributed to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers. To receive funding under this new program, providers cannot have already received payment under the general distribution to Medicare providers made earlier this year. This program is designed to provide relief to the 1 million providers who treat Medicaid patients but not those on Medicare.
Psychologists would be eligible so long as they billed Medicaid or CHIP for services from January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2020. They will be required to submit information on their billing through an online portal so that HHS can determine how much they are entitled to.