Casey, Scanlon Lead Push for Answers from HHS & CMS on COVID-19 Funds

  1. By allocating funding solely based on Medicare claims, the administration is unfairly disadvantaging safety-net hospitals, nursing homes, home care providers, and health centers that serve our most at-risk constituents and are funded through Medicaid.
  2. Pennsylvania has a high penetration of Medicare Advantage throughout the Commonwealth. Failure to account for that, though it could have easily been done with the data available to you, means Pennsylvania providers will receive less funding initially than their counterparts in other states that rely more on traditional fee-for-service Medicare.
  3. Pennsylvania has several world-renowned children’s hospitals who are struggling just as much as our acute care hospitals due to the cancellation of elective surgeries and other important policies put in place to bend the curve and address the COVID-19 pandemic. These providers, and the care they provide for our children, cannot be an afterthought.

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