HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

April 23, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers

Last modified April 24, 2020


  • $10 billion will be allocated for rural health clinics and hospitals, most of which operate on especially thin margins and are far less likely to be profitable than their urban counterparts.
    • This money will be distributed as early as next week on the basis of operating expenses, using a methodology that distributes payments proportionately to each facility and clinic.
    • This method recognizes the precarious financial position of many rural hospitals, a significant number of which are unprofitable.
    • Rural hospitals are more financially exposed to significant declines in revenue or increases in expenses related to COVID-19 than their urban counterparts.


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