HHS Announces Further $20 Billion Funding to Healthcare Providers

October 14, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified October 15, 2020

According to this recent article from Reuters, on Thursday, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a fresh round of $20 billion funding for frontline healthcare providers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency explained this new allocation will take into account financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus. They also explained that providers who have already received relief fund payments can also apply for more funds. Additionally, providers who have recently begun practice and behavioral health providers coping with a surge in mental health and substance abuse issues since the virus outbreak can also apply.

The article mentions the HHS has already issued over $100 billion in relief funding to providers through previous distributions.

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