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Monday, August 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Many COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Rejected »
TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of Florida workers, including people on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic, say the...
Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Changes Coronavirus Testing Guidelines to Exclude Asymptomatic People »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly  modified its coronavirus testing guidelines  this week t...
Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA Urges FDA to Work More Closely With the Physician Community on Vaccine Transparency »
Today, the American Medical Association wrote to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging them to work more clos...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SHIFT TO TELEMEDICINE DOESN’T DIMINISH VALUE OF TEAM-BASED CARE »
As practices scrambled to implement telehealth so they could care for patients safely during the...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DAVITA BEGINS CLINICAL TRIALS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND COVID-19 IN PATIENTS WITH ESKD »
Through its clinical research subsidiary, DaVita Inc. has begun enrolling participants for two trials designed to investig...
Thursday, August 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research Indicates Coronavirus Patients May Experience Symptoms for Weeks after Diagnosis »
Kayla Brim laughed when she learned  it could take 10 days  to get her COVID-19 test results back. “I thoug...
Thursday, August 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient-Provider Encounter Trends Have Stabilized but Still Significantly Lower than Before COVID-19 »
Dive Brief: In-person doctor visits plummeted during the start of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, but have reb...
Thursday, August 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA Provides Considerations for Physicians and General Public for SARS-CoV-2 Diagostic Testing »
Following our  letter  to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging HHS to update its SARS-Co...
Thursday, August 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telemedicine shines during pandemic but will glow fade? »
Racked with anxiety, Lauren Shell needed to talk to her cancer doctor. But she lives at least an hour away and it was the...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Many Americans still experience lengthy wait times for coronavirus test results »
The  New York Times  (8/4, Mervosh, Fernandez) reports that despite an increase in U.S. coronavirus testing,...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate stimulus bill introduced with COVID-19 liability protections »
A second economic stimulus bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week ( S. 4317 , the “Safeguarding America’s Frontlin...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-hospital docs 'instrumental' to COVID-19 response amid staffing strains — 5 key insights »
By: Angie Stewart   Rising numbers of COVID-19 patients in U.S. hot spots could strain availability of critica...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate »
Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are a...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Provider Relief Fund Distribution Update »
On July 24th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administra...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19: Correcting telehealth services billed with POS 02 »
On March 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broadened access to Medicare telehealth services...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Back to school: What Physicians Can Say to Parents Weighing the Decision »
Should children return to school this fall? Amid the  COVID-19 pandemic , it’s a question physicians—most notably ped...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics sends letter to DeSantis »
( WEAR ) – A letter was sent to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asking him to reconsider the order requiring brick and morta...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Provider Relief Fund Update »
HHS extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to  submit information  ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeSantis Stays Quiet on Liability Issues »
TALLAHASSEE --- Twenty-one Republican governors sent a letter this week to congressional leaders arguing that businesses,...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth Impact Study Provider Questionnaire »
You are invited to complete the Telehealth Impact Study Provider Questionnaire by clicking on the link below. The st...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration Orders Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data Directly to HHS, not CDC »
The New York Times (7/14, Stolberg) reports the administration wants “hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Co...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Calls for All Americans to Wear Face Masks in Public to Combat Coronavirus »
CNN (7/14, Fox) reports, “The science shows face masks work both to protect the wearer and to protect others from coron...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Waives Medicaid Transportation Rule »
Days after agreeing to waive rules that require hospitals to obtain prior authorization before transferring patients to lo...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Sending $138 Million to Health Departments »
The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that it is sending $138 million in federal pandemic funds to county he...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 7 Insurance and Legal Questions for Resuming Medical Practice During COVID-19 »
By: Todd Zeiter Vice President of Underwriting, The Doctors Company   Updated June 4, 2020: As a compan...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Personal protective gear supply said to be running low again in U.S. »
The  AP   (7/7, Mulvihill, Fassett) reports that “the personal protective gear that was in dangerously...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration to sponsor “surge” COVID-19 testing in three cities »
WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration will sponsor "surge" COVID-19 testing in three cities -- Jacksonville, Florida; Bat...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Points to Being Flexible on Convention »
July 8, 2020 By:  Jim Turner News Service Florida   TALLAHASSEE --- President Donald Trum...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Pandemic Loans Flow to Health Providers »
July 7, 2020 Christine Sexton News Service Florida   TALLAHASSEE --- More than 4,600 health-c...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Return to Work »
With confirmed cases of Covid continuing to increase, we are hearing from more medical practices that are experiencing sta...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder: Important Funding Announcement for all Medicaid Providers - 20 Days Left to Apply »
Reminder for all Medicaid and CHIP providers:  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report indicates many furloughed workers are still holding onto employer health coverage »
More people are uninsured as a result of Covid-19, but many furloughed workers are still holding on to employer coverage—f...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital »
New federal data reinforces the stark racial disparities that have appeared with COVID-19: According to the Centers for Me...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: Fewer Americans were admitted to EDs with critical conditions during initial COVID 10 weeks »
Reuters  (6/22, Mishra) reports researchers at the CDC found “fewer Americans were admitted to emergency departme...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Coverage of COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home Residents and Patients »
On Monday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed Medicare Administrative Contactors and notifie...

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