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December 17, 2020

Health Law Daily

HHS Provides Funds To Assist Private Ambulance Services During Pandemic

  • December 17, 2020

NBC News (12/17, McCausland) reports that private ambulance companies “will receive a sizable sum of federal aid after riding along the edge of a fiscal cliff since the beginning of the pandemic, putting the nation’s ability to respond to 911 calls at risk.” HHS “announced on Wednesday that it would provide $24.5 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to more than 70,000 health care providers nationwide, including EMS services.” The sum “includes $1.48 billion for ambulance services that are increasingly cash-strapped – receiving limited relief from the federal government thus far – as the nation faces another surge in coronavirus cases.”