COVID19 - RACmonitor

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. David Jury is active in the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) which made possible the contribution of this essay along with editorial support from Piyush Mathur, MD, FCCM who is a staff anesthesiologist and critical care physician at…
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We rarely mention a specific client by name in our reports, however, we feel that the model represented here is one that IRFs should consider in dealing with the current Public Health Emergency and those that we may face in the future.  The information presented here is provided with the…
June 11, 2020

SDoH and COVID-19

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Challenges for pediatric populations amid COVID-19. The news is flush with attention to the social determinants of health (SDoH) and social determinants of mental health (SDoMH). COVID-19 has only amplified society’s health disparities, which will translate to greater funding needs to bridge care gaps and enhance outcomes. The pediatric population…
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Instead of “Love in the Time of Cholera,” we are currently living through “Audits in the Time of COVID.” The period we are all still facing has been dubbed, legally, a public health emergency, or PHE (not to be confused with PPE). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…
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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…
June 4, 2020

SDoH and COVID-19

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Navajo Nation: Another new face of the SDoH. Many populations and communities have been impacted by the social determinants of health (SDoH), and the COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified their challenges. One of the most grossly neglected populations has been those served by Indian Health Services (IHS). Critical funding by…
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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…
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The testimony came as the Trump administration continues to purge inspectors general across sectors of the federal government.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) unveiled a four-pronged strategic plan to oversee the nation’s continuing fight against the COVID-19 virus this week,…
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Easing back into the new “Normal.” Everyone is anxious for life to return to normal, but none more than those patients who had planned to have surgery in March or April, but had their surgery cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These patients have conditions that warrant surgery, but were…
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With regulatory guidance changing faster than ever, it’s important to keep up with what various organizations mean when they use often interchangeable terms. In the middle of the May 11 broadcast of Monitor Mondays, as I was discussing the difference between possible and presumed cases of COVID-19, Talk Ten Tuesdays…