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States Respond to COVID-19: Wis. Delegates $40M to Hospitals

On June 11, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) announced the state Department of Health Services will delegate $40 million in direct payments to hospitals to address lost revenue and expenses as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The money comes from the tranche the state received so far under the the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Hospitals will receive a single payment based on their percentage of both inpatient and outpatient Medicaid revenue, compared with other facilities throughout the state. Calculated payments will be offset by COVID-19 relief payments provided by private insurance, the Indian Health Service, Medicaid, Medicare, and other federal programs.

Hospitals can expect the payment by the second week of July.

We encourage all members to visit the America’s Essential Hospitals coronavirus resource page for more information about the outbreak.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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