September 30, 2020

House Democrats on Monday unveiled an updated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, called the Heroes Act, that includes $75 billion in funding for coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and other coronavirus-related efforts, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Ohio.

  • District of Columbia: House Democrats on Monday unveiled an updated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, called the Heroes Act, that includes $75 billion in funding for coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and other coronavirus-related efforts. Among other provisions, the bill would also increase the federal Medicaid matching rate, temporarily increase Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments, and provide $436 billion in aid to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments (Allassan, Axios, 9/28; Cochrane, New York Times, 9/28; Werner, Washington Post, 9/28; Heroes Act summary, accessed 9/29).

  • Georgia: HHS on Wednesday announced CDC will distribute $200 million to help jurisdictions get ready to distribute a new coronavirus vaccine once it's approved. HHS said the amount of money each jurisdiction receives will be based on its population size (Hackett, Healthcare Finance, 9/24).

  • Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Florida has named Conor Delaney as president and CEO, effective Oct. 15. Delaney currently serves as chair of the Clinic's Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute. He will succeed Joseph Iannotti, who has served as interim president and CEO since June. Iannotti will return to his previous role as chief of staff and chief academic and innovation officer for the Clinic's Florida region (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 9/24).

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