R.I. congressional delegation announces $26M in federal Medicare labor cost aid

THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL delegation announced $26 million in additional federal Medicare funding to reimburse acute-care hospitals for labor costs. The money will be distributed to every acute-care hospital in the state, including Women & Infants Hospital. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL
THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL delegation announced $26 million in additional federal Medicare funding to reimburse acute-care hospitals for labor costs. The money will be distributed to every acute-care hospital in the state, including Women & Infants Hospital. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive approximately $26 million in additional federal Medicare payments following the renewal of the “wage index” adjustment by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Sens Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline announced Friday. The money will be distributed…

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