The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released new data providing additional details in how federal financial supports have been distributed to providers throughout the country. The publicly reported data on how funds are being distributed is among several actions from the Administration to increase transparency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HHS released and is regularly updating a detailed database with information about the amount providers have received from either the General and/or Rural distributions from the Provider Relief Fund. Once a provider has attested to the payments, the provider’s name, state, city, and total payment amount will be publicly listed in this database. A separate database has been established for funds distributed to hospitals in hotspots.
Additionally, CMS has published additional information about the distribution of accelerated and advance payments to providers. Prior to announcing the suspension of the Advance Payment Program and the intent to reconsider current applications for the Accelerated Payment Program, CMS had distributed over $100 billion in payments through these two programs. This fact sheet details the amounts distributed through these programs by state and provider type. CMS has also released a detailed dataset listing the amount received by each provider.
More information about the oversight of appropriated funds is available on the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee website. Additional information about the distribution of federal funding is available on the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund website and on the McDermottPlus Coronavirus Resource Center.
For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mara McDermott at email@example.com or Rachel Stauffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.