Medi-Cal Providers Encouraged to Apply for Health and Human Services Medicaid/CHIP Provider Relief Funds
June 22, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is getting ready to determine distribution of additional funding for COVID-19 impact relief. HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers.
Providers who did not receive funding from the initial $50 billion distribution are eligible to apply for a portion of the funding. HHS will be fully responsible for determining all allocations of funds.
Visit HHS’s coronavirus website now to learn how to apply to be considered for funding.
Blue Shield of California extends copayment, coinsurance and deductible waivers for COVID-19 treatment through September 30, 2020
June 9, 2020 - Blue Shield of California will continue waiving copayments, coinsurance and deductible requirements for COVID-19 treatment for members who are covered under fully insured commercial HMO and PPO plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Supplemental plans through September 30, 2020. These cost-sharing waivers will also apply for members enrolled in self-funded plans administered by Blue Shield if the plan sponsor has elected to participate. Cost-sharing for medical services is not applicable to Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect plans. Stay informed about other ways Blue Shield is providing financial support to members and providers impacted by the COVID-19 crises.
Blue Shield of California Announces Financial Support Options to Healthcare Providers in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
April 21, 2020 - As part of an over $200 million commitment to support healthcare providers and hospitals facing financial pressures resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Blue Shield of California has announced programs available to its network providers. For information about the programs, write to Financecommunication@blueshieldca.com.
Learn more details now at Blue Shield’s news center.