| Covid-19 | Jun 16, 2020

HHS Announces Provider Relief Fund Payments for Medicaid Providers, Hot Spot & Safety Net Hospitals

HHS announced its latest allocations of the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund, including approximately $15 billion for Medicaid providers that do not bill Medicare (predominantly outpatient providers), $10 billion for safety net hospitals as defined by specific HHS criteria and an additional $10 billion for COVID-19 “hot spot” hospitals. HHS indicated that the safety net hospital payments will be distributed “this week.” The timing of the other distributions is not yet known.