Safety Net Hospitals to Congress: Give Us More Targeted Funding to Combat COVID-19

Source: FierceHealthcare

A group representing safety net hospitals made a list of requests to Congress to shore up their shaky finances to combat COVID-19, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

America’s Essential Hospitals, which represents safety-net hospitals that primarily rely on Medicaid and disproportionate share payments, sent a letter on Monday to congressional leaders debating the next step in economic stimulus. In addition to more funding, the group pressed for regulatory changes and help for the controversial 340B drug discount program.

The group criticized the method that Health and Human Services used to disperse $30 billion in funding to providers because the agency allocated it based on Medicare funding.

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