COVID-19: CARES Act Provider Payments

On June 30, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) concluded its first round of applications from specific types of health care providers to receive pandemic relief funds meant to offset losses and expenses incurred during March, April, and May 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds for these payments were provided to the state under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Based on feedback from providers, DHS will be reopening the CARES Act Provider Payments (CAPP) Program for a second round of applications later this year. More information about this will be made available in mid-July. Please note:

  • Future applications will allow providers to submit COVID-19-related costs for not only March, April, and May, but also June, July, and August.
  • The types of providers eligible for the program will remain the same.
  • Providers who applied during the first round of funding and received (or will receive) funding remain eligible for payments in the next round.

Watch this page for updated information and details as available.

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Providers Eligible for Provider Payments

Providers eligible for CARES Act Provider Payments are long-term care service providers and facilities, emergency medical services providers, and clinics serving the state’s underserved populations.

Frequently Asked Questions

I submitted my application. When can I expect to receive payment?

After your submission has been reviewed and approved, you will receive the initial payment via a paper check within 14 business days of an approved application.

How can I check the status of my application?

You can check the status of your application by logging into your account and viewing the status of each application in the table.

Note: You will only see the table if you have submitted application(s). Statuses include In Progress, Submitted, Under Review, Pending More Information, Pending Approval, Canceled, Denied, or Approved.

Am I able to make updates to an application once it’s been submitted?

Applications submitted for the initial round of CARES Act provider payments cannot be modified after June 30, 2020. You may be contacted by the review team for further information, which you can provide by email.

What are examples of relevant supporting documentation I must keep for audit purposes?

Providers who receive CARES Act provider payments may be subject to audit at any time. A failed audit may result in a recoupment of CARES Act provider payments. Providers are required to retain all relevant supporting documentation used when completing the CARES Act provider payments application for six years post-attestation and submit it to DHS upon request.

Last Revised: July 1, 2020