Memorandum for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Staff and Stakeholders

SUBJECT: Department of Health and Senior Services, home and Community Based Services Provider COVID-19 Relief Funds Reimbursement

This memorandum is to inform Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) providers of a provider COVID-19 Relief Funds (CRF) reimbursement opportunity. The state has allocated twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) from the Coronavirus Relief Funds for relief to DHSS and HCBS Providers. Providers may seek reimbursement for costs associated with necessary COVID-19 expenditures (e.g. PPE, extra staffing costs, etc.) or for loss of revenue associated with business interruption. Claims must occur between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 and may not have been recovered from any other local, state, federal or private source.

To learn more about the CRF reimbursement process, providers shall visit the designated DHSS CRF website: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs/covid-19-provider-relief-funds.php

To submit reimbursement requests, follow the instructions outlined on the webpage. Providers may seek reimbursement up to the allocated amount. This allocation is based on a prorated share of available funding based on the agencies percentage of the total billings from December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020. For information regarding your agency’s allocation, email your provider name and NPI to DHSS.CRF@health.mo.gov.

Applications by qualifying providers must be submitted by December 1, 2020.

Questions regarding this memorandum should be sent to Provider COVID-19 Relief email address at: DHSS.CRF@health.mo.gov.

Robert (Bob) Schmidt, CPA

Principal at BWTP, P.C. Read Bob’s bio here.

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