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Medicaid and CHIP Allocation: Deadline to Apply for CARES Act Extended to August 28, 2020

Last updated on 8/5/2020

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Note: Texas Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) must provide all medically necessary, Medicaid-covered services to eligible clients. Administrative procedures such as prior authorization, pre-certification, referrals, and claims/encounter data filing may differ from traditional Medicaid (fee-for-service) and from MCO to MCO. Providers should contact the client's specific MCO for details.

This is an update to the article titled “Medicaid and CHIP Allocation: Deadline to Apply for CARES Act Extended to August 3, 2020,” which was posted on this website on July 22, 2020. The deadline to apply for the Federal CARES Act Provider Relief Fund has been extended to Friday, August 28, 2020. Interested providers are encouraged to apply.

Additionally, providers that missed the opportunity to apply for funding from the $20 billion portion of the $50 billion Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution can begin applying August 10, 2020.

Detailed information on both the Medicaid and CHIP Allocation and the Medicare General Distribution can be found on the U.S. Health and Human Services website.

For more information, call the TMHP Contact Center at 800-925-9126.