The federal government should direct CARES Act Provider Relief Fund money specifically to private safety-net hospitals, NASH wrote in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.
Some private safety-net hospitals, NASH noted in its letter, have not received assistance from any targeted Provider Relief Fund distributions. To rectify this, NASH urged administration officials to “…designate a portion of the remaining Provider Relief Fund money for this purpose…” and to distribute that money to
…hospitals eligible for the section 340B prescription drug discount program or those with a DSH patient percentage high enough to meet the threshold for 340B eligibility for disproportionate share hospitals and did not receive funding from any other targeted safety-net distribution.
See NASH’s letter here.