SB 690: $2/Hour Wage Increase and PPE/Testing Grant
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided clarity on the $2/hour wage increase to direct care workers as required in Senate Bill 690. Please click HERE for MDHHS answers to FAQs on the wage increase, including which employees and hours are eligible, and how facilities will be reimbursed.
MDHHS will be releasing further information next week, including a form for facilities to submit for reimbursement and an L-letter to further clarify the reimbursement process.
Also included in SB 690 is a $25 million PPE/Testing grant program available to numerous healthcare providers, including nursing facilities and residential congregate facilities. MDHHS indicated that they are in the process of developing criteria for the grant applications, which they will share in the near future.
Please contact Richie Farran at RichFarran@HCAM.org with any questions.
July 10, 2020