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The Italian national aerobatic team, the Frecce Tricolore, flies over the Piazza Duomo of Milan on May 25, 2020 in Milan, Italy. Restaurants, bars, cafes, hairdressers and other shops have reopened, subject to social distancing measures, after more than two months of a nationwide lockdown meant to curb the spread of Covid-19. Pietro D’Aprano Italians
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Both during and after the COVID-19 crisis, success will favor the innovators. Providers that can adjust their business operations accordingly and keep up with the sweeping regulatory changes will have a massive advantage moving forward. Conversely, those resistant to the new, post-coronavirus normal run the risk of being left behind. “The easy prediction is that
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Dive Brief:  Nashville-based HCA is disputing with the country’s largest nurses union over contractually bargained wage increases the hospital says it can’t deliver due to pandemic-related financial strains. National Nurses United, which represents 150,000 nurses across the country and 10,000 nurses at HCA, says hospital executives are threatening layoffs, elimination of employer contributions to nurses’ 401k
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The COVID-19 public health emergency has placed a spotlight on the importance of care coordination. One company, Prospero Health, is positioning itself as a one-stop shop when it comes to providing care for older adults. Founded in 2019, Boston-based Prospero Health is a team-based home health company that provides supportive care to seniors with advanced
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The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn is hitting the United States at a time when unexpected medical bills were already a primary concern for many Americans. Throughout the crisis, states, Congress, the Trump Administration, and private insurance plans have taken various actions to mitigate some affordability challenges that could arise from, or prevent timely
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Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, makes a statement at 10 Downing Street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in London, Britain, May 25, 2020. Jonathan Brady/Pool via Reuters A political crisis is brewing in Britain after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest aide defied calls to quit over an apparent
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Renton, Wash.-based Providence health system reported a net loss of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2020, driven by an operating loss of $276 million and a non-operating loss of $837 million, according to financial filings. Higher operating expenses were behind most of the operating loss, while investment losses of $763 million led to
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Republican Gubernatorial-elect Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gives his victory speech after winning the Ohio gubernatorial race at the Ohio Republican Party’s election night party at the Sheraton Capitol Square on November 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Justin Merriman | Getty Images Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine addressed the controversial debate on wearing masks Sunday,
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Children at risk for certain eye diseases should have a comprehensive eye exam, not just a visual acuity test. (Photo source: iStock How many doctors do you see on a regular basis? Many of us probably go to the doctor for an annual physical. We also see specialists regularly as well. But what about an
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When millions in federal COVID-19 relief dollars started rolling in, St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore., quickly created a tiger team of administrators, accountants and revenue cycle managers to devise a compliance game plan. Now, three accountants are working part-time to tackle the issue. Halfway across the country in rural Arkansas, Magnolia Regional Medical
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COVID-driven cost pressures are drilling into the roots of dentistry. Sidelined by the coronavirus for a couple of months, dentists in Illinois are eager to resume nonemergency procedures. But volumes—and revenues—could remain low as dentists stagger appointments and some patients further delay care. At the same time, operating costs are rising as dentists invest in
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Dive Brief: A new survey by the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) and the pharmacist lobby AMCP indicates the COVID-19 pandemic has completely uprooted the conventional ways consumers obtain healthcare. Seventy-two percent say they have changed the way they access medical services. According to the survey of 1,263 adults conducted earlier this month, 41% have
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