Federal Funding Update

Rural Provider Allocation-The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released additional funding for providers, specifically targeted at rural facilities. The base payment accounts for rural health clinics (RHCs) with no reported Medicare claims, such as pediatric RHCs, and community health centers lacking expense data, by ensuring that all clinical, non-hospital sites receive a minimum level of support no less than $100,000, with additional payment based on operating expenses. Rural acute care general hospitals and critical access hospitals received a minimum of $1M with additional payment based on yearly operating expenses. Of the $10B released, South Dakota received just under $168M, spread between 90 providers.
​​HRSA Provider Relief Fund-Payments from the $50B general distribution have started to be sent to facilites around the country through the Health Resources and Services Aministration. ​The following dataset provides a list of providers who received a payment from the general distribution of the Provider Relief Fund.