Premier sent a letter to House and Senate leaders calling on Congress to provide additional financial support and to enact healthcare supply chain reforms that will advance health systems’ and other providers’ critical work during the pandemic. Specifically, we urged Congress to:
- Ensure the financial viability of front-line healthcare providers by adding $35 billion to the Provider Relief Fund, extending the current moratorium on the 2 percent Medicare sequestration cuts and designating funds to reduce or eliminate repayment of the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program loans;
- Leverage tax incentives to further incentivize onshoring of manufacturing; and
- Continue federal investment in COVID-19 testing, vaccination efforts, medical supplies and disease surveillance.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 200,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.