Covid Stimulus Watch Adds New PPP Data

Submitted by pmattera on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:39
Covid Stimulus Watch has added the data released today by the Treasury Department on all Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or more. That brings the total number of awards listed on the site to more than 600,000—a twenty-fold increase.

New Federal Reserve Data Is Up on Covid Stimulus Watch

Submitted by pmattera on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:08
The Fortune 500 is now well represented on the list of CARES Act recipients. Yesterday, the Federal Reserve posted its first batch of information on corporate bond purchases under the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility. We have added the information to Covid Stimulus Watch.

Covid Stimulus Watch Posts Updated HHS Data on Aid to Hospitals

Submitted by pmattera on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 16:39

by Phil Mattera

The Department of Health and Human Services keeps updating the list of hospitals and other medical facilities receiving aid through the Provider Relief Fund. At Covid Stimulus Watch we scramble to capture the latest data and link the facilities listed by HHS to their health system parent entities.

HHS posted two updates to the list this week, and we have just finished adding our parent links to the data, which is now live on our site. We now include more than 11,000 grants of $500,000 or more from the program. These have a total value of $45 billion. For more info, see

What’s New in Covid Stimulus Watch

Submitted by pmattera on Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:55
We’ve been spending a lot of time on the Provider Relief Fund awards data released by the Department of Health and Human Services. Focusing on those awards worth $500,000 or more, we have matched the individual hospitals listed in the data to their parent health systems, most of which are non-profits.

Rescuing the Cheaters

Submitted by pmattera on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 16:29
The federal government has been sending tens of billions of dollars in aid to the country’s hospitals under the Provider Relief Fund created by the CARES Act. That’s all well and good. Yet there is an awkward aspect to this: quite a few of the recipients have been accused of cheating the federal government in the past.

More Provider Relief Fund Data Added

Submitted by pmattera on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:15
An update for those of you interested in the Provider Relief Fund data: HHS posted a revised version of the recipient list with 17,000 more entries. It also posted a separate list of "high-impact" awards to hospitals which have treated 100 or more covid patients. We have uploaded the full high-impact list and the other new awards above $500,000 to Covid Stimulus Watch, adding the names of the health systems to which the individual facilities belong.