COVID19 - RACmonitor

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Reimbursement for such services has grown during recent weeks. Many healthcare entities are facing tough economic times. There is a possible solution that benefits patients while also providing revenue that may help healthcare organizations survive.  Send something to all patients explaining that they can use telehealth for nearly all visits…
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Officials have begun distributing the initial $100 billion in the form of general and targeted allocations. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted on March 27, 2020 to provide $100 billion to hospitals and healthcare providers struggling due to the outbreak of COVID-19. On April 24,…
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The federal agency has been churning out waivers and adjustments on a rolling basis during recent weeks. Another day, another set of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory adjustments amid the continuing COVID-19 viral pandemic. But this one is a little different. The federal agency unveiled yet another…
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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…
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Your governor is now in charge of when you go back to work. Now would be a good time to comment on President Trump’s recent announcement of reliance on state’s rights, and how his recent stance may impact your state’s Medicaid program. Have you ever wondered: seriously, what is the…
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The House vote on the package is expected on Thursday. The Senate voted today for more funding for small businesses and hospitals that have been negatively affected by COVID-19. After a midnight call Monday night between Democrats and the Trump Administration, the U.S. Senate passed more funding for COVID-19 stimulus…
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 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all of us to expand our minds. EDITOR’S NOTE: During recent weeks, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been announcing revisions to its regulatory requirements on a near-daily basis, in an attempt to ease administrative and logistical burdens on providers amid the…
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The Chicago-area producers of the coveted new testing kits plan to generate 20 million units per month by June. EDITOR’S NOTE: During recent weeks, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been announcing revisions to its regulatory requirements on a near-daily basis, in an attempt to ease administrative…
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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…
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The pandemic is driving a shortage of hospital beds. Patients presenting to hospitals via the emergency department due to an inability to care for themselves (or other’s ability to care for them) is not new. But the COVID-19 pandemic has added a slew of new concerns and obstacles for hospitals…