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  1. 4 ways COVID-19 is affecting labor and delivery care

    The COVID-19 pandemic is radically changing labor and delivery care for pregnant women nationwide, reports The Wall Street Journal.
  2. AMA creates COVID-19 guide for retired physicians

    The American Medical Association created a guide for retired physicians who are rejoining the workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. US has fewer physicians, hospital beds than similar countries, KFF finds

    The U.S. has fewer active physicians and hospital beds per capita compared to similar countries like France or Canada, according to a March 27 analysis from Kaiser Family Foundation.

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  1. Ohio hospitals could lose $1.2B a month from suspended elective surgeries

    Hospitals in Ohio could face $1.2 billion in lost revenue due to suspending nonessential procedures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Columbus Business First.
  2. Judge: Medicare patients can appeal bills from observation status switch

    Patients can now appeal to Medicare for reimbursement for nursing home stays that were initially not covered because their "inpatient" status had been changed to "observation," according to Kaiser Health News.
  3. The race to boost hospital bed capacity: Updates from 5 states

    Many hospitals in the U.S. will face capacity constraints if no measures are taken to boost bed counts. Here's what five states are doing to increase hospital capacity during the pandemic.
  4. Navy ships arrive in New York, California + 25 other updates from the hardest-hit states

    President Donald Trump is pushing more action on the COVID-19 pandemic to the state level. Below are some key updates from March 27-30 from the states hardest hit by the coronavirus:

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  1. 200,000 Americans could die from COVID-19; Trump extends social distancing guidelines and 9 other updates

    Federal social distancing guidelines have been extended through April 30, President Donald Trump said at a March 29 White House news briefing.  
  2. Trump: Some hospitals and healthcare workers are 'hoarding equipment, including ventilators'

    President Donald Trump said healthcare workers are hoarding ventilators and other hospital supplies during a March 29 meeting with supply chain distributors. 
  3. CMS expands speedy payments to hospitals: 5 things to know

    CMS has expanded the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of healthcare providers to help offset the financial impact of COVID-19. 
  4. Walgreens expands drive-thru shopping

    In an effort to promote social distancing, Walgreens will allow customers to pick up non-prescription items through its drive-thru. 

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  1. Gilead transitioning to 'expanded access' program for experimental COVID-19 treatment

    Gilead Sciences is transitioning to an "expanded access" program for its experimental COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir, because its current program can't support the "overwhelming" number of applications, Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day, wrote in an open letter published March 28.
  2. Only 5 of 67,000 US pharmacies are coronavirus testing sites: 7 things to know

    Despite top retail pharmacies announcing plans to conduct COVID-19 testing at their stores, only five of the 67,000 pharmacies in the U.S. are currently testing for the disease, Yahoo News reports. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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.
  7. Cleveland Clinic names new CIO

    Cleveland Clinic has tapped Matthew Kull to serve as CIO.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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