COVID-19 Impact Long Term Care Program
Information on the COVID-19 Impact Long Term Care Program
About the Program
The “COVID-19 Impact Long Term Care Program” is a benefit program to compensate New Hampshire eligible LTC facilities for the increased cost of care due to COVID-19 from January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. The program also provides an incentive to eligible LTC facilities to safely increase capacity between October 1, 2021 and December 15, 2021.
The purpose of this program is to provide funding to help stabilize eligible LTC facilities that serve the Medicaid population, which will help maintain an adequate number of beds for those that need the level of care delivered at LTC facilities.
The program includes two separate grant awards:
LTC COVID-19 2021 Increased Costs Award:
These general grants calculated at $2,500 per bed based on September 30, 2021 census will be distributed to New Hampshire long term care facilities serving the Medicaid population to ensure that they have adequate capacity to accommodate the needs of the population served while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the CDC and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health guidelines.
LTC Increased Capacity Award:
These grants will be calculated at $2,500 per added bed based on the increase in average daily census between October 1, 2021 and December 15, 2021 over the daily census reported for September 30, 2021, and will be distributed to New Hampshire long term care facilities after December 15 as an incentive to safely increase capacity.
GOFERR will accept grant applications through November 23, 2021 for LTC COVID 2021 Increased Costs Awards. Following enrollment, each applicant may report the increase in average daily census between October 1, 2021 and December 15, 2021 to allow for calculation of the LTC Increased Capacity Award.
Entities that have not filed an application by November 23, 2021 will not be eligible for either award.
Dates & Timelines:
October 27, 2021 – Application Period Opens
November 23. 2021 – Application Period Closes
This program is for New Hampshire licensed nursing homes and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities that serve the Medicaid population.
Reminder: Entities that have not filed an application by November 23, 2021 will not be eligible for either award.
How to Apply:
Applicants will be required to submit documentation of Medicaid certification, New Hampshire license, and daily census as of September 30, 2021, utilizing the GOFERR grant portal to receive a LTC COVID-19 2021 Increased Costs Award.
Following determination of eligibility, qualified applicants will be provided necessary documents to report the average daily census for the period between October 1, 2021 and December 15, 2021 directly to GOFERR to receive a LTC Increased Capacity Award.
Facilities that have not filed an application by November 23, 2021 will not be eligible to receive either award.
Applicants will need to use an internet browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Google Chrome to complete the application. Internet Explorer will not work properly with this application.
The application must be completed and submitted utilizing the GOFERR grant portal by Friday, November 23, 2021, at 11:59 PM, including all supporting documentation.
For more information about the COVID Impact Long Term Care Program generally or the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Submit an Appeal:
Applicants will only have until December 3, 2021, at 4:00 pm to contest determinations relative to a LTC COVID-19 2021 Increased Costs Award and submit an appeal.
The shortened appeal period is required due the federal mandate that all CRF awards must be made no later than December 31, 2021.
Reasons to contest eligibility and/or award determinations are limited to the following:
- If the determination was based on eligibility, provide an explanation and evidence to substantiate your claim about why your business is actually eligible for the program
- If you are contesting the calculation of the award, provide an explanation and evidence supporting that the calculation of the award, based on the information submitted in the application, is in error
- NOTE: If the error was in the applicant’s submission, only scriveners or obvious typographical errors can be corrected
The appeal request and evidence shall be submitted in writing electronically to “Appeals@goferr.nh.gov.” The appeal will be determined based on the written submission and documents in GOFERR’s possession. No hearing will be held.
Applicants will receive a notice of the determination on the appeal. No further appeal is allowed.