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COVID-19 Provider Assistance Press Release

Date: 04/15/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arizona Complete Health Sharing New COVID-19 Support Program to Assist Providers With Grant Writing, Small Business Loan Applications

Phoenix, AZ. April 15, 2020 – Arizona Complete Health is providing assistance to network providers in Arizona who are seeking relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the CARES Act. Arizona Complete Health is sharing access to a dedicated online portal of Provider Financial Support & Resources, where network providers can research benefits they may be eligible for and work directly with experts to apply for them. Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare company, developed the portal. As part of the Centene family, Arizona Complete Health is providing access to these resources to aid Arizona providers in grant writing and business loan applications, among other key activities.

"Our providers are on the front lines every day, taking care of the most vulnerable populations across Arizona,” said Martha Smith, CEO of Arizona Complete Health. “In support of our provider partners and their fight against COVID-19, we are providing access to these key benefits and resources to help network providers that are being economically impacted.”

The program will help providers apply for various benefits including small business loans, a paycheck protection plan, and various grants they may be eligible for. This includes Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral health providers and community-based behavioral health organizations, Centers for Independent Living (CILs), and long-term service and supports organizations operating on the front lines.

This resource also helps providers explore additional funds through state offered loans and grants by working with nationally recognized healthcare consultants, organizations, state government agencies and former SBA executives. In addition to the online portal, provider partners will have access to webinars and one-on-one consulting with key experts.

Arizona Complete Health and Centene have made it a priority to support providers, especially small providers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Centene previously announced that its plans, including Arizona Complete Health, would reduce the administrative burden to providers by eliminating the need for them to collect co-pays and removing authorization requirements for COVID-19 related treatment.

If you are an Arizona Complete Health provider looking for more information about benefits you may be eligible for, please visit https://www.centene.com/covid-19-resource-center/provider-assistance.html for more information.