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CHA DataSuite Releases 2020 CARES Act Analysis
CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, reimbursement directors, quality directors, compliance officers, health information managers

CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act analyses. On March 27, Congress responded to the COVID-19 emergency by adopting the CARES Act, which provides financial relief and resources to hospitals impacted by the public health emergency.  

This analysis indicates how existing Medicare provider payments will be affected by the CARES Act. Each impact shown in this analysis is described below. 

Please be aware — several payment changes adopted in the CARES Act are not included due to a lack of data and/or full detail on implementation.   

The analysis evaluates Medicare fee-for-service payments only. It does not reflect any estimated payment changes for Medicare Advantage patients, nor does it show potential changes in payments from non-Medicare payers. All components related to facility operations are held constant (e.g. ,volume, case-mix, etc.) in order to measure the impact of policy changes only. 

Dollar impacts shown in this analysis may differ from those provided by other organizations due to differences in source data and analytic methods. Dollar impacts have been rounded to the nearest hundred dollars; hence, totals may not foot due to rounding. Sum and dollar amounts less than $50 will appear as zeros due to rounding. 

For more information, see the analysis description.  

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