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  1. Beth Israel Deaconess cuts ER physician bonuses, makes other cost-saving moves

    Emergency room physicians affiliated with Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center were told that their quarterly bonus pay will be withheld, according to The Boston Globe.
  2. HHS to hospitals: Goal is 'leaving no one behind during an emergency'

    The Office for Civil Rights of HHS to is reminding hospitals and health systems of their legal obligation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and exercise of conscience and religion.
  3. COVID-19 threatens to close physician offices nationwide

    The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a cash crunch for primary care physician practices and forcing some to lay off employees and others to close, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

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  1. Trump administration requests daily COVID-19 data from hospitals: 5 things to know

    The Trump administration is requesting data on COVID-19 testing from hospitals across the nation as well as information on bed capacity and supplies.
  2. Cleveland Clinic names new CIO

    Cleveland Clinic has tapped Matthew Kull to serve as CIO.
  3. Pennsylvania hospital facing April 1 shutdown gets support from governor

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said his administration will do everything possible to keep Easton (Pa.) Hospital open.
  4. Strict isolation helped cut death rates during 1918 flu pandemic, research shows

    Cities that adopted broad isolation and prevention measures early, including banning mass gatherings, experienced lower disease and death rates during the 1918 influenza pandemic, according to new research.

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  1. Some recovered coronavirus patients in China have retested positive

    Some residents in Wuhan, China, who contracted COVID-19 and recovered have tested positive for the new coronavirus again, according to NPR.
  2. Appalachian Regional Healthcare furloughs 500 employees

    Appalachian Regional Healthcare, a 13-hospital system in Lexington, Ky., will furlough about 500 employees due to a sharp reduction in business and revenue, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
  3. States ranked by number of people tested for COVID-19

    New York has tested the most people in the country for COVID-19, while Delaware has tested the least, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.
  4. UnitedHealthcare delays new ED claim policy amid COVID-19

    UnitedHealthcare is delaying the implementation of a new policy that will affect professional emergency department claims submitted with the level 5 evaluation/management code 99285. 

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  1. Cancer patients may be twice as likely to get COVID-19, study finds

    Cancer patients at a hospital in Wuhan, China, were twice as likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 as the general population, suggesting cancer patients may face a higher risk during the pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.
  2. Trump invokes Defense Production Act, orders GM to make ventilators

    President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act March 27, directing General Motors to make ventilators. 
  3. Trump signs $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law

    President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $2 trillion emergency spending bill to combat the economic impact of COVID-19.
  4. CDC, White House tap Apple to build COVID-19 screening tool

    The White House and CDC teamed up with tech giant Apple to develop a new website and app that offers up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic and a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms, according to a March 27 news release.
  5. Moms likely are able pass coronavirus to fetuses, studies suggest

    Three new studies suggest that pregnant women may pass along the new coronavirus to their fetuses, according to STAT.
  6. 1,000 Google volunteers working on Verily's COVID-19 testing efforts

    Google sister company Verily has nearly 1,000 volunteers working on its COVID-19 screening and testing platform as it prepares to expand to more locations, according to CNBC. 
  7. 4 COVID-19 related issues hospitals can quickly solve with telemedicine

    As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the U.S., hospitals and health systems are facing a slew of potential issues from facility overcrowding to increased spread of infection.
  8. AMA: How providers can get paid for telehealth during coronavirus pandemic

    The American Medical Association recently released a coding guide to help providers process payments for telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.
  9. University of Toledo Medical Center promotes CFO to CEO role

    The University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center has selected Richard Swaine to serve as CEO, effective April 17.

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