WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after seeing that the Continuing Resolution included important modifications to the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs:
“It is gratifying that Congress and the Administration are including in the Continuing Resolution important modifications to the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs (MAAPP). The revisions made to MAAPP recoupment are fair and appropriate, and we strongly support these changes.
“The MAAPP is a vital lifeline to hospitals and health care providers during the pandemic that has enabled hospitals and providers to maintain access to critical patient care. But the ongoing pressures of the current crisis required a revision of the repayment terms.
“CR will also temporarily extend key expiring health care provisions that are helping health care providers weather the ongoing effects of the pandemic. We endorse this action and look forward to working with Congress on ultimately extending these expiring policies into next year.”