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Jul 10, 2020
Certain groups of workers showed significantly more absenteeism in March and April 2020, suggesting a link to COVID-19 exposure, according to a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jul 10, 2020
The AHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the agency’s long-term care hospital prospective payment system proposed policy changes and fiscal year 2021 rates.
Jul 10, 2020
The AHA submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2021.
Jul 10, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will distribute over $4 billion in additional funds from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to rural hospitals and hospitals that serve a high number of Medicaid patients and provide large amounts of uncompensated care.
Jul 10, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. These are three simple actions we know that will stop the spread of COVID-19. The AHA, American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association shared those messages in an open letter to the American public.
Jul 9, 2020
The Mount Sinai Health System will partner with Emergent BioSolutions and ImmunoTek Bio Centers on the development and evaluation of a COVID-19 hyperimmune globulin product, it was announced.
Jul 9, 2020
Gilead Sciences said it is starting phase one clinical study of inhaled remdesivir for potential outpatient treatment of COVID-19. In a statement, Gilead said the inhaled version could better target respiratory infections and limit systemic exposure to remdesivir and be accessible to non-hospitalized patients.
Jul 9, 2020
UR Medicine Thompson Health, a nonprofit health care system which provides care for 165,000 residents of Upstate New York’s greater Finger Lakes area and is the largest employer in Ontario County, shared how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant financial challenges for the organization and why Congress needs to provide additional support to hospitals and health systems.
Jul 9, 2020
The AHA, along with the American Medical Association, urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to delay by at least one year the Jan. 1, 2021, implementation of the appropriate use criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging services.
Jul 7, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs July 8 will host a webinar featuring clinicians who will present a case-based educational session on performing cognitive evaluations for veterans with dementia warning signs when face-to-face care is not possible due to COVID-19.