Hospitals Serving Vulnerable Populations to Receive Additional Aid

On July 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that approximately $3 billion of Provider Relief Funds will go to hospitals serving vulnerable populations on thin margins. Many of these hospitals may have missed out on earlier fund distributions due to their low Medicare patient populations. An additional $1 billion will go to specialty rural hospitals, urban hospitals with rural Medicare designations, and hospitals in small metropolitan areas.

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