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The CEO of a health center in central Nebraska needed all hands on deck when the global pandemic hit close to home.   The city of Lexington, Nebraska sits just north of a pair of mighty east-west thoroughfares, U.S. Route 30 and Interstate 80, more or less equidistant from the…
I’m a longtime fan of “wholistic” healthcare and case management processes, with a “W” as opposed to an “H” for holistic. This approach addresses whole-person care of physical health, behavioral health, and psychosocial circumstances, taking care not to leave any holes in care; it’s an approach that’s even more vital…
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society has more layers than the largest onion! A new national survey led by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers universities sheds glaring light on the current impact to communities and concerns over health disparities, and validates concern for the general and mental health…
Centene, National Minority Quality Forum Research Racial Disparities associated with COVID-19. The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to invade society, drawing attention to the virus’s dramatic impact on racial and ethnic minorities, underserved populations, and their communities. Frightening facts continue to reflect the intersection of COVID and the social…
While the introduction of new COVID-19 reimbursement rules and regulations have brought on their share of confusion, there is one certainty healthcare organizations can bank on: oversight of incentive dollars will be a regulatory priority. In fact, federal watchdogs are not wasting any time, as reports suggest monitoring of billing…
Will citizens trade their privacy for the convenience of automated contact tracing? We made our escape from the COVID-19 lockdown in New York City, sneaking out at the crack of dawn. Hoping to evade detection, we wore our face masks, sat low in the seats, and kept looking straight ahead…
Stimulus is coming, just not this week… or the week after that. The weather is warmer this week in Washington D.C., as are the Democrats and Republicans toward each other about the next stimulus package. Two weeks ago, the Democrat-led House passed a massive, $3 trillion stimulus package that would…
GOP senators are not likely to support another bipartisan coronavirus recovery bill.  The U.S. House of Representatives flew into town last Friday and passed a $3 trillion stimulus package, called the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, on mostly partisan lines. You might say that the bill…