AANA continues to aggressively advocate for CRNAs to ensure their economic wellbeing. On Sept. 10 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the availability of $25.5 billion in COVID-19 provider funding. Starting Sept. 29, CRNAs and their hospitals or groups will be able to apply for $25.5 billion in relief funds. Of this amount, $17 billion will be allocated for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic. During this round of payments, HHS will reimburse a higher percentage of lost revenues and expenses for smaller providers as compared to larger providers. And, $8.5 billion will be allocated based on the amount of services providers furnish to Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicare beneficiaries living in Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)-defined rural areas. Eligible rural providers will have the opportunity to be considered simultaneously for both these funding amounts.

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