Acute Care


Federal CARES ACT Provider Relief Fund

Updated September 1st 2020: DEADLINE TO APPLY for Federal CARES Act Provider Relief Fund has been extended again until Sunday, September 13th, 2020. Interested providers are encouraged to apply.


Medicaid and CHIP Allocation

HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans and have not yet received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Distribution allocation.

Per the published guidance, "To be considered for the Medicaid and CHIP Distribution, providers must submit their gross revenues from patient care for CY 2017, 2018, or 2019 by Sunday September 13, 2020. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding."

More information and application portal is available here:



The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Rate Analysis for Acute Care Services develops reimbursement methodology rules for determining payment rates/fees for Medicaid Acute Care Services.  HHSC Rate Analysis develops payment rates/fees in accordance with published rules and policy guidelines.