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HHS Has Distributed $2.5 Billion to Nursing Homes

On August 27, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it has distributed almost $2.5 billion of an allocated $5 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to nursing homes to support increased testing, staffing, and supply needs to combat COVID-19.  HHS plans to distribute another $2 billion to nursing homes later this fall based on “certain performance indicators” that have yet to be published.  According to HHS data, 208 Kentucky nursing homes have received a total of roughly $41 million from the $2.5 billion distribution.