A healthcare worker performs laboratory tests. Sergei Karpukhin | TASS | Getty Images Roche received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new test that measures coronavirus antibodies within the blood. The Swiss diagnostics and pharmaceutical giant said Wednesday that the test, called “Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S,” specifically detects antibodies
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A number of national home-based care advocacy organizations have come together to address the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). In a new letter penned to ACIP Chairman Dr. José Romero, the group called for the inclusion of in-home caregivers when it comes to priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. The letter was born
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CMS on Tuesday signed off on Medicare’s 2021 physician fee schedule, giving providers just a month to prepare for the changes. The final rule permanently allows Medicare providers to use telehealth to carry out home visits for so-called evaluation and management services and some visits for people with cognitive impairments. It also temporarily continues telehealth
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Anorexia nervosa is considered the deadliest of all mental illnesses. (Photo source: iStock) readSevere eating disorders are the only mental illnesses regularly accompanied by dangerous, life-threatening medical complications. Significant medical instability results from  a number of abnormalities, including: progressive malnutrition, purging behaviors, and  blood chemistry abnormalities. In fact, the disorder can compromise virtually all of
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Home-based care company Prospero Health announced Tuesday it is expanding into 16 additional states to serve 8,000 new patients in 2021. That vastly increases the company’s footprint. Previously just in 10 states, the move now puts Prospero into 26 states total, allowing it to serve 25,000 patients on behalf of its partners, namely the Medicare
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After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill’s main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business. COVID-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of judicial nominees — dominate a truncated two-
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At the start of a biennial contest to predict the structure of proteins, the expectations for Google’s artificial intelligence unit DeepMind couldn’t have been higher. Think Mike Tyson in the mid-1980s: Everyone was expecting a knockout. The results of the contest, known as CASP, came out Monday — and DeepMind didn’t disappoint, stunning the field
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Over the past several years, it seems as though the home health industry has been inching closer and closer toward the elimination of Medicare’s strict physician-certification policy. Now — thanks to the CARES Act — nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are able to certify eligibility for home health. While
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In an effort to boost value-based care, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has finalized changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law — often referred to as the Stark Law. For home health providers, the changes could mean more opportunities for value-based care arrangements moving forward, experts believe. Broadly,
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Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak. In some cases, elected officials are spending the last of a federal relief package passed in the spring as an end-of-year deadline approaches
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Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx speaks as President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 21, 2020. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah
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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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