Home Nurse Facilities Hogan Administration Announces $80 Million for Maryland Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Medicare Advantage Plans

Hogan Administration Announces $80 Million for Maryland Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Medicare Advantage Plans

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October 14, 2022

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Hogan Administration Announces $80 Million for Maryland Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Medicare Advantage Plans

The additional funding will help ease pandemic-related burdens for health care providers as Maryland nears the end of the federal public health emergency

Annapolis, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced $80 million in additional funding to support hospitals and skilled nursing facilities across the state as federal support for the COVID-19 pandemic 19 is expected to decline with the end of the Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE), expected in January 2023.

When the PHE expires, Maryland will no longer receive increased federal funding.

“This additional funding will help further alleviate some of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to our hospitals and skilled nursing facilities across the state,” MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader said. “These funds will especially help facilities support our frontline healthcare heroes, who sacrifice so much every day to keep Marylanders healthy and safe.”

In agreement with the Presidents of the Maryland General Assembly, Governor Larry Hogan committed $50 million in funding to be split between the Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities sectors ($25 million each), which were hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. and labor challenges.

An additional $30 million will be allocated to Medicare Advantage plans operating in Maryland, building on existing support of $20 million for fiscal year 2023. The new funds will be allocated to all Medicare Advantage plans operating in the state according to the proportion of each plan. Medicare Advantage enrollment in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Since Medicare Advantage is a federal program, this funding is a one-time initiative to stabilize the market as plans work to develop long-term proposals to discuss with the federal government.

The federal Public health emergency is currently scheduled to end in mid-January 2023.

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