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Less than 40% of physicians said they were treating COVID-19 patients. However, 60% of physicians who were not treating those patients said they'd be willing to.
The merger, under which Akron, Ohio-based Summa would become a wholly owned subsidiary of Beaumont, was announced in January.
In the first quarter of 2020, Beaumont's net income was -$278.4 million, a free-fall of $407.5 million over Q1 2019.
The collaborative is distributing hydroxychloroquine from the government's Strategic National Stockpile to healthcare providers in hard-hit areas.
Verma calls for "a more tailored and flexible approach" with input from local publich health officials.
Emergency designations on care venues means that the now-empty, 185-bed hospital will treat only COVID-19 patients until the pandemic declaration has lifted.
Medicare's reimbursement for automated tests will increase from $51 to $100.
MedPAC asks CMS not to use 2020 data to calculate baseline year spending for future benchmarks.
Almost 80% of Medicare risk-bearing ACOs said they were "very concerned" about their financial performance this year.
The wide variance in cost estimates depends upon how many people are infected by the virus, the availability of testing, and compliance with preventative measures such as social distancing.