HHS Sending $25 Billion to Medicaid Providers, Safety Net Hospitals

After nearly two months of waiting, Medicaid-reimbursed in-home care providers appear to finally be getting some financial assistance to help cover coronavirus costs.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Tuesday it is distributing an estimated $15 billion to providers that participate in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). HHS also plans to send roughly $10 billion to America’s network of safety-net hospitals, which care for vulnerable citizens regardless of their insurance status.

The combined total of $25 billion comes from the Provider Relief Fund, a pool of relief money created by the bipartisan CARES Act

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