Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.
  2. COVID-19 patients face many obstacles after ICU stay

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans may struggle with the physical and psychological effects of a long-term intensive care unit stay once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, reports The Washington Post.
  3. Hospitals need more rules waived to better respond to pandemic, AHA says

    The American Hospital Association is urging HHS to consider temporarily suspending more federal requirements to help providers better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports AHA News.

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  1. California loans 500 ventilators to national stockpile; Navy ship to accept COVID-19 patients + 23 other updates from the 6 hardest-hit states

    Below are 25 updates from the six states hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic: 
  2. How Long Island hospitals are adjusting staff to prepare for COVID-19 patients

    Hospitals on Long Island in New York are adjusting staff in preparation for the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Newsday.
  3. CMS finalizes 2021 Medicare Advantage rates: 5 things to know

    CMS finalized updates to the methodologies it uses to pay Medicare Advantage organizations, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly programs and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
  4. 'We are not immune': Henry Ford Health says 734 employees positive for COVID-19

    More than 700 employees of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System have tested positive for COVID-19, the health system confirmed to Becker's.

COVID-19 and its impact on physician compensation

Health systems and their associated employed provider networks are beset with immediate financial losses, and future financial uncertainty as elective care was essentially eliminated by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in the United States.
  1. Tech's role in COVID-19 patient surge planning and bed expansion

    As the number of COVID-19 cases grows across the U.S., states and health systems are looking in many places for ways to expand bed capacity.
  2. HCA, Google Cloud create COVID-19 data-sharing platform: 6 details

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has partnered with Google Cloud to develop an open data platform to promote data-sharing on the coronavirus pandemic.
  3. Texas Children's Hospital to provide special stipends for employees

    About 12,200 employees of Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital will receive a special stipend to assist them amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital's CEO announced.
  4. LifeBridge Health created a textile factory in 5 days to develop PPE — key insights from innovation chief Dr. Daniel Durand

    When he took the role of chief innovation officer of LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, Daniel Durand, MD, never imagined less than two years later the system's executives would ask him to rapidly develop a mask factory.

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  1. 10 hospitals furloughing workers due to COVID-19: April 7

    Many U.S. hospitals and health systems have suspended elective procedures to save capacity, supplies and staff to treat COVID-19 patients.
  2. St. Joseph's Health CIO: 11 ways hospitals can prepare for COVID-19 patient surge

    Implementing EHR updates and virtual care services are just two tasks hospitals and health systems must take on in order to handle a surge in patient volume due to COVID-19, according to Linda Reed, CIO at St. Joseph's Health. 
  3. Trump: US will buy 166.5M masks from 3M over next 3 months

    President Donald Trump said the government will purchase 166.5 million masks from 3M over the next three months, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  4. New condition code released for COVID-19 claims

    The National Uniform Billing Committee released a new condition code for claims related to COVID-19.
  5. Watch out for fake Office of Civil Rights investigators, hospitals warned

    HHS alerted hospitals and health systems of someone posing as an Office for Civil Rights investigator to get patient health information, the American Hospital Association warned.
  6. CHS withdraws 2020 financial guidance

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, which operates 99 hospitals across the U.S., is withdrawing its financial guidance for 2020 due to COVID-19. 
  7. White House taps 3M for 166M face masks; Fauci 'cautiously optimistic' US can avoid worst projections — 6 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. COVID-19 case count is the highest in the world, with 368,449 cases as of 8:45 a.m. CDT April 7. Nationwide, 10,993 Americans have died from the virus, while 19,919 have recovered. 
  8. 1 in 8 Americans know someone with COVID-19

    About one in eight Americans, 14 percent, report knowing someone who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, up from 10 percent last week, a new Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index poll shows.
  9. Kaiser outpatient pharmacy shut after 7 staffers test positive for COVID-19

    Kaiser Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro, Ore., closed the outpatient portion of its pharmacy after seven employees tested positive for COVID-19, The Oregonian reported. 

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