Volusia-Brevard Local News

Freestanding ERs Ask HHS for Recognition as Medicare/Medicaid-Eligible Healthcare Facilities 

Mar 28, 2020 at 07:04 pm by pj

      To Serve Vulnerable Patients and Relieve Hospital Bed Shortage     In a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secre.... Read More

Staying in Business: AMA Announces New Resources for Private Practice Physicians During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 28, 2020 at 04:15 pm by pj

  AMA also highlights government stimulus provisions that can help private practice   CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced three.... Read More

Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

Mar 28, 2020 at 03:09 pm by pj

  Action comes to aid providers and suppliers facing challenges in responding to COVID-19 pandemic The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing.... Read More

WeCare tlc Health & Wellness Centers Launches Telehealth at All Locations

Mar 28, 2020 at 01:42 pm by pj

    Lake Mary – WeCare tlc, one of the nation’s leading providers of employee health centers for a variety of companies, sch.... Read More

Retired Physician Volunteers Receive No-Cost Malpractice Coverage during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 26, 2020 at 10:51 pm by pj

March 25, 2020—As U.S. healthcare systems are being tested to the limit during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Doctors Company has announced that it will provide free medical.... Read More

AMA Announces New CPT Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 26, 2020 at 10:29 pm by pj

CHICAGO – Furthering its work to support physicians on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) today announced new coding guid.... Read More

Hospital Suppliers Take To The Skies To Combat Dire Shortages Of COVID-19 Gear

Mar 26, 2020 at 08:58 pm by pj

      Christina Jewett, Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News  Hospitals in the New York City area are turning to a private distributor to airlift mill.... Read More

Shortfall Of Comfort Care Signals Undue Suffering For Coronavirus Patients

Mar 26, 2020 at 08:52 pm by pj

    Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  For Jill Hofstede, whose 90-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease, news about the coronavirus becomes more terrify.... Read More

Are Vital Home Health Workers Now A Safety Threat?

Mar 26, 2020 at 08:14 pm by pj

  Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  As a hospice nurse in Seattle, Diane Speer said giving out hugs to patients and family members was a routine part of home visi.... Read More

Some States Are Reporting Incomplete COVID-19 Results, Blurring The Full Picture

Mar 26, 2020 at 08:04 pm by pj

  Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News , Dan DeLong for KHN   Several states are reporting only positive COVID-19 test results from private labs, a practice that.... Read More

Why Hoarding Of Hydroxychloroquine Needs To Stop

Mar 26, 2020 at 07:53 pm by pj

  Martha Bebinger, WBUR, Kaiser Health News, Jamie Grill Photography/Getty Images A family of old antimalarial drugs — including one that some patients rel.... Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Explained for Employers 

Mar 26, 2020 at 11:20 am by pj

  By WENDY SELLERS     First, let me start by saying that any information given prior to 3/25 on the FCCRA is most likely not accurate - inclu.... Read More

Ergonomics in Your Office: A Quality Office Chair Matters

Mar 26, 2020 at 02:45 am by pj

By DOUG MINTZ   I know, I know, you’ve heard this before – about how many hours of an employee’s day are spent in an office chair. Well there’s.... Read More

Medical Coalition Advocates for Converting Operating Rooms to ICUs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 at 02:25 am by pj

  Operating Room Anesthesia Machines to be Adapted as Ventilators   COVIDvent, a Nationwide coalition of anesthesiologists, healthcare providers, and others worki.... Read More

AMA Urges US State Department to Open Visa Processing for International Physicians

Mar 25, 2020 at 11:29 am by pj

  CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today urged the Administration to take critical steps to expand the physician workforce to meet the increasing d.... Read More

Math Behind Medical Malpractice Carrier Consolidation

Mar 24, 2020 at 11:45 pm by pj

  By ROBERT C. HALL   With the recent acquisition of Norcal Mutual by ProAssurance, the medical malpractice insurance market continues to consolidate. I think thi.... Read More

Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

Mar 24, 2020 at 04:19 pm by pj

    Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to.... Read More

CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision Likely To Haunt Nation For Months To Come

Mar 24, 2020 at 04:12 pm by pj

 (Dan DeLong for KHN)   Rachana Pradhan,  Kaiser Health News As the novel coronavirus snaked its way across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Pr.... Read More

MIT Sloan Group Releases Tools to Prevent Health System Collapse

Mar 24, 2020 at 03:38 pm by pj

  To prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, states should focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 at high-risk sites, such as nursing homes, and in high-risk local.... Read More

CMS Announces New Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections in Light of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 at 06:27 pm by pj

  Inspection at Kirkland facility inform Agency’s move to further focused inspection process Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an.... Read More