Additional $4 Billion in Federal Relief Payments to Healthcare Providers Released

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced today the release of an additional $4 billion of Provider Relief Funds, provided through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, for safety net hospitals and specialty rural hospitals that may not have met initial criteria for qualification.

Approximately $3 billion will be provided to safety net hospitals using an expanded qualification criterion, expanding this funding an additional 215 facilities nationwide. An additional $1 billion will be provided to 500 facilities that include certain special rural Medicare designation hospitals in urban areas and in small metropolitan areas.