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Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act of 2020

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A bill to provide emergency financial assistance to rural health care facilities and providers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.


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03/21/2020Introduced in Senate

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03/21/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Senate Finance03/21/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/21/2020)

Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act of 2020

This bill establishes grant programs and other forms of financial assistance for health care providers in response to the national emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).

Specifically, the bill establishes (1) a grant program to provide emergency assistance to critical access hospitals, certain rural hospitals, and providers participating in Medicare; (2) a grant program to provide emergency assistance to health care practices and ambulatory surgery centers for staff salaries; and (3) a loan program to provide low-interest loans to health care practices and ambulatory surgery centers.

The bill also temporarily increases reimbursements to rural hospitals under the Medicare swing-bed program. (The program allows rural hospitals to use beds, as needed, for either acute care or skilled nursing facility care.)