ADA urges eligible Medicaid, CHIP providers to apply for relief funding from HHS Medicaid Targeted Distribution Fund

Deadline to apply is July 20     

Washington — The ADA is encouraging eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers to apply as soon as possible to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal ahead of the department’s July 20 deadline.

Although HHS has indicated a future Dental Targeted Distribution Fund is in the works, the department stated in its FAQs that “dental providers should not have the expectation that there will be [an advantage] by applying for funds from one distribution over another” and that “dentists should apply for a Provider Relief Fund payment in the first Targeted Distribution in which they are eligible.”

HHS is also hosting a June 25 webinar at 2 p.m. EST to assist eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers with their applications.