The federal government is inquiring how healthcare groups have used data to quantify the impact of crises like COVID-19 on access, timeliness and quality as well as how they've established public-private partnerships.
Emergency department visits in the U.S. for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring, according to a study that supports fears that the coronavirus outbreak scared away people from going to the hospital.
The financial struggles of New York–Presbyterian, one of the region's most financially stable systems, are a sign of the strain COVID-19 has placed on area hospitals. The losses will be partially offset by federal aid that was awarded after the first quarter concluded.
Although international law obliges countries to report information to WHO that could have an impact on public health, the U.N. agency has no enforcement powers and cannot independently investigate epidemics within countries. Instead, it must rely on the cooperation of member states.
Following the tectonic shift in telehealth during the past few months, provider groups want CMS to continue that trend by allowing more providers to take part in virtual care and boosting reimbursements.
A series of new surveys by researchers at NYU have found that the city's primary care practices have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Many of them worry they may not come out on the other side.
About 20% of all office, outpatient and home health expenses across Medicare, Medicaid and commercially insured populations could be converted to virtual care in the wake of COVID-19, a new report estimates.
As New York enters its fourth month battling the virus, senior facilities are looking back on how the pandemic was able to take such a toll—and working to make sure something like this never happens again.