John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
Payments from the $10 billion distribution will go to more than 1,000 hospitals across the nation beginning Monday.
Government watchdogs are calling on CMS to recoup the overpayments.
Critics say a move this week to bypass the CDC's role in reporting hospital data on COVID-19 volumes could "severely weaken" the quality and availability of data.
AHA reports total community benefits for nonprofits were 13.8% of total hospital expenses in 2017.
Effective July 15, hospitals can no longer use CDC/HHSN COVID-19 module to fulfill federal data reporting requirements.
But more funding will be needed, and soon, hospital stakeholders say.
Donald Mueller, who begins his tenure later this month, now serves as CEO at Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga.
A proposed rule would pay for innovative dialysis equipment and support in the home setting for patients with end-stage renal disease.
New estimates underscore the importance of infection prevention, particularly among seniors.
The total support available to eligible health care providers in 2020 will top $802M.