Partners is committed to working with its Network Providers to continue to stabilize services during this crisis and ensure survival of a high-quality network to meet the needs of our community when this event is over.

Through the Partners Service Stability Program, we are committed to helping alleviate the social and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by ensuring that services and supports remain available to those in need. Partners approach is to inspire creativity and teamwork while enhancing responsiveness during this time. We wish to create the greatest shared flexibility and opportunity for rapid, individualized, response to the challenge.

Providers are asked to complete the Service Stability Funding Request form. This form is designed to help us work with you to quickly determine and align needs with available resources. If you need assistance with the form, please contact your account manager or the Provider Network Help Desk.

Partners will continue to identify resources and opportunities to assist Network Providers during this time. Our mutual goal is to work TOGETHER to overcome challenges and initiate innovative ways to meet the needs of our members.

HHS Provides Second Chance at Provider Relief Fund 2 for Medicaid Providers

On July 31, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced another opportunity for Medicaid providers to qualify for grants.

HHS has extended the application deadline for the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers until August 28, 2020. The application deadline for August 28, 2020.

For more information, see the HHS press release or the Cares Act Provider Relief Fund page.

UPDATES

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act, was passed by Congress on March 27. The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. The program is designed to provide relief to millions of small businesses so they can keep going and keep their workers employed. Learn more about the CARES Act.

CARES Act Resources 

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  The Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

Note that the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is limited to nonprofit and public eligible health care providers that fall within the categories of health care providers in section 254(h)(7)(B) of the 1996 Act.  For more information, see Question 8 of the FAQs.

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