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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…
May 14, 2020

White House Hot Spot and Montana Mermaids

By Matthew Albright
From DC to the nation’s heartland, officials are weighing economic and public health concerns against one another. As states ponder the financial benefits and the public health risks of reopening workplaces, the White House itself has become something of a COVID-19 hot spot. In addition to the President’s valet and…
May 7, 2020

EXCLUSIVE:  The COVID-19 Medical Testing Revolution

By Edward Roche, PhD, JD
The viral pandemic has stimulated a burst of innovation not seen since the Second World War. During World War II, Great Britain was starving. Food was in short supply. The British had suffered a humiliating defeat at Dunkirk, forcing a hasty retreat from continental Europe, with many casualties. Germany was…
April 30, 2020

COVID-19: The Importance of Back Billing During a Crisis

By Knicole C. Emanuel Esq.
Back billing is key to remaining in business during COVID-19. One of the questions that I have heard repeatedly during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic was why numerous clients were being prevented from working during a time in which we seemed to need so many healthcare providers. One of my clients…
April 23, 2020

COVID-19 and America’s Racial Divide

By Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Majority-black counties had infection rates of three times the rate of majority-white counties.   Daily COVID-19 data continues to be tough to digest, with everyone keeping a close eye on the numbers of: Persons tested, Positive tests, Hospitalizations, and Deaths across each county and state, and worldwide. Much recent attention…
April 16, 2020

COVID-19: Digital Chasm Impacts Needed Telehealth Expansion

By Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
COVID-19 is exposing a digital divide between the have’s and have-nots. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting more than the health and mental health of entire populations. Social distancing and sheltering in place have put a massive drain on broadband and Wi-Fi service. While telehealth may be viewed as a fix…
April 8, 2020

Custodial Admissions from the ED: PART II

By Juliet B. Ugarte Hopkins, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV
Health systems are grappling with custodial/social admissions from the ED.   In my last article, I discussed how emergency departments (EDs) across the country are grappling with patients presenting without the ability to care for themselves, or others who are unable to care for them, leading to a custodial admission…