CMS Takes First Step Toward Medicaid Provider Grants

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asked states to submit provider-level Medicaid payment information by Tuesday, May 5. This indicates that there may be a Medicaid-centric distribution of provider relief funds, although the details are still unclear. Industry groups have asked for more focus on Medicaid and criticized the way provider relief funds have been distributed so far, worried that facilities treating a greater number of Medicare beneficiaries have received the bulk of the distributed funds while facilities with large Medicaid patient populations, often with heightened need for sustaining payments, have been left behind.

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