Month: February 2021

Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously Sunday to recommend the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine as the federal government prepares to ship out millions of doses this week. Once CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky accepts
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Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S. Now, county officials say testing has nearly collapsed. More than 180 government-supported sites are operating at only a
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the United States a third tool to fight the pandemic as highly contagious variants start to take root across the country. The FDA’s emergency use authorization Saturday kickstarts the federal government’s plan to distribute nearly 4 million doses of
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Lorie Turner is using her entrepreneurial experience and 30-year nursing career to get vulnerable Detroiters on the east side vaccinated for COVID-19. The 57-year-old nurse practitioner opened a not-for-profit medical clinic called God’s Path Community Services in September — a life decision made after her husband nearly died of COVID-19. She’s using the site to
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Over the last few months, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has had to deal with a challenging legislative environment and significant COVID-19 surges that have affected clients and caregivers alike. Still, the Frisco, Texas-based in-home care provider is maintaining its course, particularly when it comes to M&A activity in 2021. “We continue to evaluate and
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Volumes at UPMC largely rebounded to pre-pandemic levels in the second half of 2020, propelling the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based academic health system to an $836 million operating income, UPMC announced Friday. UPMC reported $23 billion in operating revenue in 2020, even after COVID-19 measures throttled inpatient and outpatient volumes in the first half of the year.
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Medicaid managed-care organizations face an increasing number of high risk-corridor expenses from states as consumers continue to avoid their doctors’ offices, and some are finding potential quality impovements that could improve their medical loss ratios. States enact risk-sharing corridors to ensure the majority of what they pay health plans to manage the care for their
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U.S. lawmakers have repeatedly highlighted a need to rethink the nation’s long-term care landscape in recent months, partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of the country’s rapidly changing demographics. A recently published budget report from the House Appropriations Committee obtained by Home Health Care News offers further insight into that call
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A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. Tami Chappell | Reuters A new CDC study found that some elderly who apparently recovered from the coronavirus later came down with a second, even worse infection — indicating that asymptomatic or mild cases may not provide a lot of
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Ever since Amazon launched its digital pharmacy late last year, industry rivals have been worried the tech giant would steal the show. Rather than waiting to find out, they’re all scrambling to secure their spot on the stage. Some, like Nurx and Folx, are zeroing in on underserved or specific populations, hoping to build a
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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) announced Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a majority stake in its home health, hospice and outpatient therapy business. As part of the transaction, the Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale will partner with HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), a for-profit operator of health care facilities that has more
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