Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program won't achieve significant progress on their goals if behavioral health providers don't have the health IT to make it possible, said MACPAC Commissioner Darin Gordon.
Often overlooked, pharmacists face much the same pressure as other healthcare professionals on the front lines of the pandemic. They’ve been asked to take on more work, playing a vital role in administering COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
The Spry Senior Care initiative was just one of several announcements made during the event held. Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth president and CEO, also announced the partnership with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
The increase in deaths come as hospitalizations in the state fell below 1,800 patients for the first time in a month, a change health officials said likely was due to both people getting well and dying.
Advisers had refused to open boosters to otherwise healthy front-line healthcare workers who aren't at risk of severe illness but want to avoid even a mild infection. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky disagreed.
At least three promising antivirals for COVID are being tested in clinical trials, with results expected as soon as late fall or winter, said Carl Dieffenbach, director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who is overseeing antiviral development.
Prime Healthcare cited newly available hospital price transparency data in demanding higher rates from UnitedHealthcare. Even so, experts say they don't expect the data to trigger a wave of contract disputes.
Medical providers and Montana residents with compromised immune systems are challenging the only law in the U.S. that prevents employers from mandating workers get vaccinated amid a surge of COVID-19 infections.
Suresh Gunasekaran, the CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, told reporters on a conference call that the hospital has hundreds of openings not only in nursing, but also for people in food service, housekeeping, maintenance and nursing assistance.
Modern Healthcare Hospital Operations Reporter Alex Kacik and Insurance Reporter Nona Tepper talk about a lawsuit that was unsealed recently alleging that Aetna operated a shadow network of pediatric primary-care doctors.
Idaho should adopt a health policy that would make vaccine status a private medical record that employees could refuse to make available to employers as a way to thwart President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, an attorney told lawmakers Wednesday.
Alaska officials outlined plans Wednesday to help hospitals with crisis standards of care if needed amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and announced short-term contracts for more than 400 healthcare personnel to relieve medical facilities with overtaxed staffs.
The stepped-up U.S. commitment marks the cornerstone of the global vaccination summit Biden convened virtually on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where he encouraged well-off nations to do more to get the coronavirus under control.