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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Deadline Extension for Medicaid and CHIP Providers to Apply for Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced that the federal government has further extended the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

The deadline has now been extended to August 28, 2020 for Medicaid and CHIP providers as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, starting August 10, 2020, Medicare providers can apply for additional funding from the $20 billion portion of the $50 billion Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution.

More information is available online at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website. 

From Office of the Texas Governor website, accessed August 5, 2020.