Month: November 2020

In Episode #14 of “Next Up,” Brian Castrucci, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, discusses how SDOH are now healthcare’s responsibility, especially given the inequities revealed during the pandemic. Policy and legislation is where true change can be made. So what skills does a rising administrator need now?   For a transcript of this podcast,
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Congress is working to avert a government shutdown on Dec. 11, and providers are lobbying to ensure several of their healthcare policy priorities are addressed. When lawmakers most recently extended the government funding deadline in September, they included one of providers’ top priorities by relaxing repayment terms for COVID-19 Medicare loans. Providers see several opportunities
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The British government said Friday it has formally asked the country’s medicines regulator to assess whether a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University should be authorized for use. The step comes amid questions about preliminary results from trials of the jab, after the company and the university acknowledged that the most encouraging part
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CMS on Wednesday said hospitals won’t have to provide around-the-clock access to nursing services for patients who receive acute care services at home. In an update to its “Hospitals Without Walls” program that launched in March, CMS added new regulatory flexibilities that would allow hospitals to expand acute care services outside of their facilities. Hospitals
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Operation Warp Speed’s Chief Science Advisor Moncef Slaoui told CNBC that Americans can expect to get back to ‘normal’ by summer 2021, as families across the United States spend Thanksgiving apart this year in order to keep their loved ones safe.  “We hope that we would have vaccinated 70% to 80% of the U.S. population
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Dive Brief: Sanford Health’s CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft is leaving the top exec role after almost 25 years, according to a Tuesday announcement from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based system, following controversial statements the outgoing CEO made about mask wearing during the coronavirus pandemic. Sanford and Krabbenhoft maintain the decision is mutual. But it follows an
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Covid-19 started as a disaster for clinical research, halting or delaying 3 of every 4 trials worldwide. But in the months since, it has also become a showcase for decentralized research that uses telemedicine and mobile technologies to accelerate the pace of discovery — and potentially cut its costs. Clinical investigators have been forced to
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Pfizer, Moderna and the University of Oxford are among the organizations to tout highly effective COVID-19 vaccines this month. With “the cavalry coming,” the focus is now shifting to how, when and where vaccines should be distributed. In September, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) urged state leaders
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So far, there’s been a lack of information on the characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who are discharged to the home setting. Researchers Kathryn Bowles and Margaret McDonald — both with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) — are working to change that. For the past few months, Bowles and
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