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COVID-19 State Funding; Medicaid and CHIP Resources

As part of an $8.3 billion supplemental funding bill to fight COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will use existing networks to award more than $560 million to states, localities, territories, and tribes to accelerate planning and operational readiness. The agency has published a list of CDC funding actions to jurisdictions.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also issued a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document for state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The FAQ document addresses questions from agencies and outlines resources available to states. For example, the FAQ includes information about when a state plan amendment might be necessary to accommodate revisions to payment methodologies for telehealth costs for individuals who are quarantined or self-isolated.

Visit the America’s Essential Hospitals coronavirus resource page for more information about the outbreak.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Maryellen Guinan is a principal policy analyst at America's Essential Hospitals.

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