Premier urges Congress to include additional front-line support, supply chain reforms in COVID-19 legislation

February 23, 2021  –  Premier, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) 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.”

In its letter, the group purchasing organization (GPO) urged Congress to:

  • Add $35 billion to the Provider Relief Fund, extending the current moratorium on the 2% 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
  • Continue federal investment in COVID-19 testing, vaccination efforts, medical supplies and disease surveillance

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