Democrats are trying to design a dental benefit for Medicare and one idea calls for limiting it based on income. The so-called “means test” is drawing internal opposition from many Democratic lawmakers, as well as advocacy groups for older people.
Hospitals can suspend procedures that aren't medically necessary if they don't have capacity, he said, explaining that some patients could see delays in care depending on which hospitals have to invoke crisis standards of care and for how long. Individual providers will be deciding what procedures are necessary
At least 10 vaccine mandate challenges have been filed in state and federal court since September. The complaints stem from healthcare workers that include registered nurses, medical residents and physicians.
Insurers are backing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plan to repeal a Trump-era rule allowing Medicare to cover "breakthrough" medical devices. Devicemakers want a new rule in place by June.
Complaints say Scott C. Miller interfered with the care of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, engaged in a threatening public campaign against hospitals and doctors, and also prescribed medications without seeing patients.
At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S., many in recent weeks, by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin, a drug for parasites that has been promoted by conservative commentators as a treatment despite a lack of conclusive evidence that it helps people with the virus.