Bloomberg Law
May 22, 2020, 12:56 PMUpdated: May 22, 2020, 2:38 PM

Nursing Homes to Get $4.9 Billion From HHS to Combat Virus (1)

Fawn Johnson
Fawn Johnson

Skilled nursing facilities will receive $4.9 billion in aid address critical needs such as labor, scaling up their testing capacity, acquiring personal protective equipment, and a range of other expenses directly linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that it will make relief fund distributions to the nursing homes based on both fixed and variable bases. Each facility will receive a fixed distribution of $50,000, plus a distribution of $2,500 per bed. All certified homes with six or more certified beds are eligible for the distribution.

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