HHS Sending $333M To Nursing Homes Which Reduced COVID-19 Deaths, Infections
- October 29, 2020
Modern Healthcare (10/28, Christ, Subscription Publication) reports HHS intends “to send about $333 million to more than 10,000 nursing homes based on performance, the agency said Wednesday.” These “payments, made through the Health Resources and Services Administration, are being directed to nursing homes that reduced COVID-19 deaths and infections from August to September, HHS said.” According to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, “These $333 million in performance payments are going to nursing homes that have maintained safer environments for residents between August and September. ... We’ve provided nursing homes with resources and training to improve infection control, and we’re rapidly providing incentives to those facilities that are making progress in the fight against COVID-19.”
FierceHealthcare (10/28, King) also reports.