During this COVID-19 outbreak, many HAH members such as the hospitals, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, type 2 adult residential care homes, home health agencies and hospices experienced financial loss. To address the fiscal burden, Congress authorized the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) for healthcare providers and facilities. HAH continues to assist its members in identifying and securing these funds, as well as any other private, state or federal dollars to ensure that provider’s doors can remain open while continuing to support the community and fight the pandemic.
- Tracked CARES Act Funding tranches to ensure that HAH members received maximum aid available.
- Produced provider-specific weekly COVID finance, reimbursement and associated regulatory updates to hospital CFOs and post cute care leadership committees.
- Identified and communicated government-sponsored funding opportunities, requirements and application instructions.
- Remodeled and communicated Provider Tax Programs to account for public health emergency (PHE) federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) enhancements
- (Re)negotiated MedQUEST Hospital Pay-for-Performance (P4P) terms for FY2021 to minimize the reduction in funding for the program in light of the increasing Medicaid population and decreased state budget.