HHS to Release $15B in COVID-19 Relief Funds to Medicaid Providers, Nursing Home Impact Unclear

The federal government on Tuesday announced a long-awaited tranche of financial relief for providers that rely solely on Medicaid reimbursements, setting aside $15 billion.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release the funds to Medicaid providers that did not receive payments from the initial $50 billion in general allocations from the Provider Relief Fund, an initiative of the CARES Act that has already distributed billions to health care providers based on their historical Medicare reimbursements.

“Health care providers who focus on treating the most vulnerable Americans, including low-income and minority patients, are absolutely essential to our fight

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