NASH has written to Congress to request additional COVID-19 legislation between now and the end of the year to help private safety-net hospitals respond to the health care and financial challenges posed by the pandemic.
In its letter, NASH asked Congress for:
- additional funding for the Provider Relief Fund for assistance to hospitals;
- extension of the temporary moratorium on continued implementation of the 2011 Budget Control Act’s Medicare sequestration; and
- the suspension of any other federal cuts for health care providers, such as the scheduled reduction of Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) allocations to the states.
Read NASH’s message to Congress.