Feds Release $20 Billion in CARES Act Funds, Hospice Portion Unclear


The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is distributing an additional $20 billion in funds from the CARES Act to help health care providers who have been financially hurt by the pandemic. Unfortunately, the amount of this installment that would go to hospices is unknown.  In the initial $30 billion that was distributed, about $1 billion was expected to go to hospices.

“Our goal in all of the decisions we’re making is to get the money from the Provider Relief Fund out the door as quickly as possible while targeting it to those suffering the most from the pandemic,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said. “We will continue using every regulatory and payment flexibility we have to help providers continue doing their vital work until we’ve defeated this virus.”

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