StrategyCMS Suspends Restrictions on Care Venues as Providers Tackle COVID-19 Surges
The sweeping "Hospitals Without Walls" initiative take effect immediately and allows hospitals to bill Medicare for services in unconventional settings.
Clinical CareASCs Would Boost ICU Bed Supply by 21% During Coronavirus Crisis
Utilizing ambulatory surgery centers would also increase medical-surgical bed capacity by 8% nationwide.
InnovationHow Children's Hospital Beds Factor Into COVID-19 Bed Capacity for Adults
Some 50% of children are hospitalized in adult facilities. Moving them to children's hospitals would free more beds for adult...
FinanceAHA Lauds $117B Coronavirus Emergency Package as 'Important First Step'
The funding is part of a massive $2 trillion emergency stimulus package unanimously passed by the Senate late Wednesday.
StrategyDoctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine by Writing Prescriptions for Themselves and Their Families
Demand for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine surged over the past several days as President Donald Trump promoted them as possible treatments...
Innovation4 Ways You Haven't Thought About Using Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn how healthcare systems are using telehealth to address workforce issues, care for at-risk populations, and deliver more efficient care.
Clinical CareThe Coronavirus Testing Paradox
Administering coronavirus tests requires time and supplies that are already running out. But aggressive testing has proven to be the...
StrategyCDC Coronavirus Testing Decision Likely To Haunt Nation For Months To Come
Public health officials are just beginning to grapple with the fallout from that early bungling of testing, which is likely...
StrategyCoronavirus Threatens The Lives Of Rural Hospitals Already Stretched To Breaking Point
The AHA is asking Congress for $100 billion for all hospitals to offset coronavirus costs, citing rural hospitals' inability to...
InnovationWashington State's 1135 Medicaid Waiver Approved
CMS says the waiver will give state governments more flexibility to respond to the epidemic.
Clinical CareTwo-Thirds of U.S. Hospital Beds Are Already Occupied
New report shows some states and counties lag far behind in the availability of hospital beds.
StrategySen. Chuck Schumer Requests 'Marshall Plan For Hospitals'
The Senate Minority Leader is calling for a government stimulus for provider organizations.