Premier applauds the bipartisan leadership of the House and Senate and the White House for taking bold action to enact theCoronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748). The bill provides a critical infusion of funding for the healthcare system to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency stimulus package will help re-ignite our economy and provide financial relief to struggling individuals and businesses and the many hospitals, health systems and physician practices fighting this deadly virus. Premier lauds the many bipartisan solutions included in this package, including the $100 billion in direct funding to the healthcare system to arrest the spread and care for COVID-19 patients, the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act and other provisions to address drug and medical device shortages, and improving care coordination for substance use disorder patients by allowing the sharing of medical records after initial consent.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 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.