Lack of member utilization has left Medicaid managed-care organizations facing additional high risk-corridor expenses from states. That's boosting efforts to treat social determinants to improve their medical loss ratios.
In California, which became the epicenter of the national coronavirus surge following Thanksgiving, 40% of all healthcare worker deaths came after the vaccine was being distributed to medical staff members.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks, and 17% of the nation's adult population has gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, providing some relief to front-line workers.
With multiple signatories on each complaint, there were 97,715 nurse signatures total, the data showed. NYSNA receives a copy when such "protests of assignment" are filed, and the numbers are tracked and reported annually, a spokesman said.
New York's health commissioner has said that if the state didn't hadn't encouraged nursing homes to find space for patients being discharged from hospitals, it could have led to catastrophic conditions in emergency departments then overwhelmed with patients.
Special-purpose acquisition companies, once considered the province of scam artists and shady dealers, are the latest trend to hit public markets and the scientific world as companies seek to go public more quickly and avoid some of the disadvantages of a traditional initial public offering of stock.
In all, more than 2,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Shelby County, Tenn., went to waste over the past month while local officials sat on tens of thousands of shots that state officials thought had already gone into arms.
Across the country, people who use special software to make the web accessible have been unable to sign up for the vaccines or obtain vital information about COVID-19 because many government websites lack required accessibility features.
About 180 certified registered nurse anesthetists, who were formerly employed at Beaumont's Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe hospitals, signed union petition cards on Jan. 4 indicating they support the idea of forming their own local union.
Regional health systems are still dealing with the fallout from delaying non-urgent procedures, depressed volumes, higher expenses as well as the physical and mental health toll of COVID-19 on their staff.
Geisinger Health's decision to give special access to employees' relatives earned a rebuke this week from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which said the healthcare giant shouldn't have held vaccine clinics for eligible family members of employees.
The 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare have a mission to combat the long-standing imbalance of gender equity at the top rungs of leadership, serve as mentors and create workplaces that embrace diversity and inclusion. And last year, they did this all while guiding their organizations through a global pandemic.