Zelis Legislative Minute: HHS is extending the deadline

Legislative update: The HHS is extending the deadline for dentists to access funds from the CARES Act.

The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for dentists to access funding from the CARES Act to the end of August.

Who’s affected?

  • Dentists who do not see Medicaid or Medicare patients but treat uninsured patients or patients with commercial insurance
  • Medicaid and CHIP providers that were not included in previous disbursements are also included in this disbursement
    • HHS previously experienced difficulty in paying this particular group of Medicaid providers due to the Federal government not having the provider’s payment information in their systems.


Watch the Zelis Legislative Minute with Matthew Albright, Chief Legislative Affairs Officer, here:


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