CMS Administrator Seema Verma sat down with Modern Healthcare to discuss COVID-19 hospital relief funds, CMS' role in distributing a future vaccine, telehealth, pay models and the role of the pharmacist in healthcare.
Providing healthcare for free to everyone who needs it during a public health emergency is not a radical idea. If every major country on the planet can guarantee healthcare to all, please do not tell me the U.S. cannot do the same.
The Healthcare Financial Management Association released an updated set of guidelines on billing and collection practices that encourages providers to educate patients upfront before suing over nonpayment.
In late July, data from CMS suggested that dual-eligible patients had among the highest COVID-related infection and hospitalization rates. Commonwealth Care Alliance in Massachusetts focuses on serving this high-risk population, with nearly 40,000 members in its health plan.
President Donald Trump has sought to reshape the significance of the death tally, trying to turn the loss of 200,000 Americans into a success story by contending the numbers could have been even higher without the actions of his administration.
A Facebook group called Survivor Corps for those who describe themselves as "long haulers" has just over 102,000 members. The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of COVID-19 infections "are mild or asymptomatic," and patients recover after two weeks.
In the blink of an eye, telehealth has gone from nice-to-have to table stakes. Its explosive growth represents the most rapid and unexpected change in medicine in recent memory. Policy decisions will affect the course of healthcare for years to come.
About 125,000 Californians died from March through July, up by 14,200, or 13%, from the average for the same five months during the prior three years, according to a review of data from the state Department of Public Health. A closer look at the data reveals startling trends.
Rather than using his bully pulpit to build a national commitment to the masking and social distancing policies that could return the country to near-normal economic, education and social activities, the president is leading the opposition.
We can’t ignore the need to do a better job of providing Americans with access to high-quality healthcare that keeps our citizens healthy and in control. It’s time for a modern approach to personalized healthcare.
Thoma Bravo, which has grown into a big-time private-equity tech investment firm, is about to close on the biggest fund ever raised by a Chicago firm—about $16.5 billion. It's also moving key personnel.