Month: June 2020

A top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official on Tuesday expressed “substantial disappointment” with American Airlines for announcing that it will resume full flights starting Wednesday.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, asked CDC Director Robert Redfield about the new policy, which was announced Friday, during a hearing on the coronavirus.   Redfield told members of Congress that the
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At least 285 U.S. children have developed a serious inflammatory condition linked to the coronavirus and while most recovered, the potential for long-term or permanent damage is unknown, two new studies suggest. The papers, published online Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provide the fullest report yet on the condition. The condition is
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Jacy and Seth Boyack reopened their Arizona massage spa earlier this month from pandemic-driven closures. But they shut Citrus Massage back down after four days, citing safety concerns from the Covid-19 outbreak.  In an interview Monday on CNBC’s “The Exchange,” Jacy Boyack said that even working the front desk, she felt concerned.  “I’m not a massage
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Not-for-profit senior living providers are facing millions of dollars in lost revenue and new costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior communities have seen populations fall as a result of COVID-19 deaths, people moving back in with family out of communities and decreased referrals of seniors coming for short-term rehab at skilled-nursing facilities after elective
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A woman burned down her $1.6 million suburban Fort Worth mansion while trying to destroy documents from her husband’s health care clinic as authorities were investigating the couple for fraud, prosecutors allege. A seven-count federal indictment, filed June 17, charges Mark and Melissa Kuper with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud
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Across the U.S., hospital systems are bleeding money. The coronavirus is largely to blame, with most of the country suspending elective procedures and non-essential hospital services for the majority of spring. The American Hospital Association (AHA), for example, estimates that COVID-19’s financial impact to hospitals and health systems over the four-month period from March 1
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(AP) Some Arizona hospitals have begun activating surge plans to increase their capacity to treat coronavirus patients as confirmed cases rise and more people seek treatment. Large hospitals activating plans to add capacity to treat COVID-19 patients included Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, officials said. The Arizona
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Dive Brief: Nonprofit giant CommonSpirit Health is partnering with direct primary care provider Paladina Health to offer direct-to-employer primary care in CommonSpirit’s 21-state footprint, with the goal of lowering skyrocketing healthcare costs and improving preventive care. Participating employers will pay a flat fee per employee for access to new onsite, near-site or virtual clinics, staffed
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Dive Brief: The United States could see an estimated shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians, including notable shortfalls in specialty care, by 2033, according to the American Association of Medical College’s annual report released Friday. The report predicts a shortage of primary care physicians between 21,400 to 55,200 by 2033. Across specialty physicians, there
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Dr. David Callender, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, told CNBC on Friday that its hospitals continue to have adequate capacity despite Texas’ growing coronavirus outbreak.  “We actually still think we have plenty of capacity to meet the demand for Covid, as well as non-Covid patients” Callender said on “The Exchange.” “We’re always busy
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