Gov. Tony Evers announced another allocation of aid for hospitals under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The hospitals will get direct payments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to help cover lost revenue and expenses incurred in March, April, and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitals will receive a single payment from DHS based upon their percentage of both inpatient and outpatient Medicaid revenue, compared to other facilities throughout the state. Calculated payments will be offset by COVID-19 related relief payments provided by other federal programs, private insurance, the Indian Health Service, Medicaid, or Medicare.
Hospitals can expect to begin receiving payments by the second week in July.