C.ongress set up a massive $ 178 billion fund in 2020 to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare providers, known as the Provider Relief Fund.
The Trump and Biden administrations have not always been great to send the money – or send it on time. But STAT’s new analysis of a health and welfare database of money shows where it is going and who has received the most so far.
By far the largest payments were made to the largest hospital systems in the country. Five of the top 10 recipients of cash were hospitals or health systems in the New York City area; together they received about $ 3.1 billion. The New York and Presbyterian Hospital (usually referred to as NewYork-Presbyterian) alone raised $ 631 million, surpassed just one of the $ 1.2 billion that went to New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Group that operates New York City’s sprawling public system hospitals and clinics.
STAT also publishes the entire database here in a searchable and sortable format.
Many smaller providers also benefited from the program. Of the 412,591 payments published to date, the median was just $ 12,530. Ninety percent of all payments were below $ 192,569.
Mississippi has the highest average payment amount of any state at $ 17,563. The Vermont average payment was the lowest at $ 3,802. In Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory with a population greater than 21 states, the average payment was only $ 1,281. Puerto Rico also received less money overall than any other state: $ 180,788,664 so far.
Below are all payments to providers in each state. First select a state and then click the column headings in the table to sort by that column, or use the search box to enter names of providers and / or cities to narrow the results.
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Source: US Health Resources & Services Administration