State officials envisioned the cavernous Sleep Train Arena and an adjoining facility as a place where hundreds of patients could be treated, but in the first week just one arrived. The pace never increased, and the 250 assembled medical workers found themselves wondering what to do.
"If you think to yourself, ‘healthcare workers should be on equal footing in the workplace,' our study really showed that's definitely not the case," said a Harvard Medical School professor who analyzed healthcare worker COVID deaths.
Chicago-based primary-care provider Oak Street Health, which focuses on treating high-needs Medicare patients under a capitated model, saw its share price grow from $21 to $40 on its first day of trading.
Amid a pandemic that in the U.S. has caused roughly 5 million infections and nearly 160,000 deaths while decimating the economy, the vaccine trials have drawn far more interest than is typical for a clinical trial, organizers said.
California has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to resolve a technical problem with the state's coronavirus testing database.
After years of backlash from providers, CMS announced in its 2021 hospital outpatient prospective payment proposed rule a significant overhaul of its hospital star ratings including the removal of the controversial latent variable model.