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When disaster strikes, FEMA money is available to hospitals that file quickly

January 7, 2020

Hospitals damaged by hurricanes or other disasters are leaving often don't realize all of the reimbursement available to them from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to an article on the Healthcare Finance website.

FEMA reimburses certain types of private nonprofit organizations for the cost of disaster-related debris removal, emergency protective measures to protect life and property, and permanent repair work to damaged or destroyed infrastructure, according to FEMA.

This covers expenses incurred leading up to a disaster, such as sandbagging and boarding up windows, and for repair and replacement.

The FEMA money does not fund items covered by insurance, but it may cover the deductible.

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