Senate Stimulus Amendment Sends Rural Providers $8.5 Billion In Relief

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / March 3, 2021 at 7:17 PM
Rural providers would receive $8.5 billion in relief under the Senate Democrats’ latest update to the House COVID-19 stimulus package -- far short of the $35 billion providers have sought. The Senate Democratic manager’s amendment also leaves out an extension of the Medicare sequester moratorium, which will expire March 31. Aside from the earmarked provider relief, the upper chamber’s amendment isn’t much different from a draft that circulated earlier in the week . The bill would still change hospital pay...

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