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The COVID-19 global pandemic has highlighted disparities in our healthcare system and is informing public policy decisions on everything from how the newly unemployed can gain access to health insurance to mental health needs – including those of physicians and nurses. It has also put the focus on funding for hospitals, access to telehealth, especially in underserved communities, and an equitable vaccine distribution.
At providers working closely with Castell, the cost of care for patients has decreased in a meaningful way, its chief analytics officer says.
System which identifies patients at risk of fatal heart attack obtains CE mark.
The plan would spend $400 billion toward expanding access to home- or community-based care and improving the wages of caregivers.
Following a government review to reduce health inequalities for babies and children, the digitisation process has been brought forward a year.
Round 2 contains a number of tweaks that seek to address disparities and distribute funding to more areas.
The 2% cut to Medicare reimbursement is delayed through the end of the year, to the relief of hospital and physician groups.
The organization says seniors, during the pandemic, increasingly relied on telehealth to safely access their care.
The additional tax credits reduce premiums by an average of $50 per person, per month and $85 per policy, per month.
Two Democratic senators say the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for national healthcare coverage.
States will get $12 billion to increase testing, and vulnerable populations will get $150 million for monoclonal antibody treatments.
During a study period, Medicare should pay for specified telehealth services regardless of a provider’s location, MedPAC says.
The president promised rapid progress on vaccination in his first prime-time address to the American people.
Penn Medicine’s program uses a resource center to facilitate intake, triage and referral management.
The cost of improving staffing would be offset by savings achieved through reducing readmissions and lengths of stay.
The money is expected to fund about 30 projects in urban communities and 43 projects in rural communities for two years.