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Critical-Access, Acute-Care Hospitals Received More Than 80% Of $100 Billion CMS Sent To Providers During Pandemic

  • May 21, 2020

Modern Healthcare (5/20, Cohrs, Subscription Publication) reports, “Acute-care and critical-access hospitals received more than 80% of the $100 billion that CMS sent out to providers to help improve their cash flow as revenue dried up due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Providers who had “heavy Medicaid payer mixes were eligible for proportionally fewer funds than those with more Medicare patients.” In addition, “Medicaid providers were also disadvantaged by the formula used by HHS to distribute grant funds.”