New federal funding for state nursing homes

WASHINGTON — Monday, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that 33 nursing homes across Hawai‘i will receive a total of $582,015 in new federal funding as part of an incentive program to reward nursing homes for maintaining infection and mortality rates that were lower than the communities they served. These nursing homes will receive payments from the Provider Relief Fund at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which may be used to continue to prevent outbreaks in their facilities.