As the crisis has spread to all reaches of the country, a chasm has widened between the Republican president and the experts. The result: daily delivery of a mixed message to the public at a moment when coherence is most needed.
For nearly a month, this borderland of 2 million people in South Texas pleaded for a field hospital, but not until Tuesday was one ready and accepting patients. In July alone, Hidalgo County reported more than 600 deaths—more than the Houston area, which is five times larger.
CMS swiftly followed President Donald Trump's Monday order to review and continue Medicare's coverage of telehealth services. The agency is also simplifying billing and coding requirements for office and outpatient visits.
R1 RCM and Cerner will continue to work together as part of the agreement, integrating their digital patient experience tools and possibly collaborating on analytics, transaction processing and other services.
Serving some of the most vulnerable populations in Los Angeles County, L.A. Care Health Plan has had to confront many of the downstream effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Chief among those has been an increase in food insecurity, according to CEO John Baackes.
Dr. Leon McDougle, chief diversity officer at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, was appointed president of the National Medical Association, which represents African American physicians in the U.S.
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. raised its profit more than 200% in the second quarter, which covers the most severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders said cost-cutting efforts were crucial to the company's higher earnings.
The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds.
A Chicago woman who last month became the nation's first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said Thursday that she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable to "recognize my body."
"Not everybody's going to like the answer," Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told an advisory group. "There will be many people who feel that they should have been at the top of the list."