As the public health emergency continues, Indiana hospitals are hopeful they will have more time to pay off federal loans such as the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, also known as MAAPP. The repayment due date is August 1 unless it is extended by Congress.
“We are anxious to hear within the next couple of days,” said Cara Veale, the CEO of the Indiana Rural Health Association. “I’m hopeful that the terms of the program have been modified.”
I’ll admit it: When I got a call early last week requesting my presence at Putnam County Hospital on Wednesday, I had mixed feelings about it. Why would any sane person walk into a hospital when there’s still you-know-what to worry about? But common sense got the better of me.