COVID-19 recovery: Financial aid and resources for hospitals and health care providers


With the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act on April 24, 2020, the list of opportunities for hospitals and health care providers to seek and receive financial assistance in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow.

Bricker & Eckler's health care attorneys have compiled a list of these financial aid opportunities with details on which types of providers are eligible for aid and how to obtain it. This resource will be continuously updated and posted to our COVID-19 Resource Center as new legislation is passed and new resources are made available.

As of April 27, 2020, the list of federal and Ohio legislation and resources includes:

Federal legislation

  • Public Health & Social Services Emergency Fund (CARES Act)
  • Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program (CARES Act)
  • Increased COVID-19 Case Reimbursement (CARES Act)
  • Suspension of Medicare Sequestration Cut (CARES Act)
  • COVID-19 Telehealth Funding Program (CARES Act)
  • Main Street Lending Program (CARES Act)
  • Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Adjustment Cut Delays (CARES Act)
  • Paycheck Protection Program (CARES Act)
  • Public Health & Social Services Emergency Fund (The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act)

Ohio programs and legislation

  • Variable Rate Demand Obligation (VRDO) Stabilization Program
  • Increased Medicaid Funding for Designated Community Providers (Amended Substitute House Bill 197)
  • Expanded Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement (Ohio Department of Medicaid and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Emergency Rules issued pursuant to Ohio Executive Order 2020-05D)

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