Month: June 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHA has suspended three award programs that entail site visits to finalist organizations for 2021: the AHA Quest for Quality Prize; the Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care; and the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. The AHA recognizes that
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Dive Brief: For-profit hospital operator Quorum Health received approval of its plan to recapitalize the business Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Quorum expects to emerge from bankruptcy in early July, according to regulatory filings. The system filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy April 7 to address current liquidity needs while continuing
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Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Justice is charging 10 defendants for an “elaborate” pass-through billing scheme that used small rural hospitals across three states as shells to submit fraudulent claims for laboratory testing to commercial insurers, jacking up reimbursement. The defendants, including hospital executives, lab owners and recruiters, billed private payers roughly $1.4 billion
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SARS-CoV-2 infections may be 10 times higher than reported cases, according to new data from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnership with commercial laboratories to test de-identified clinical blood specimens for antibodies in Connecticut, South Florida, the New York City area, Missouri, Utah and western Washington state. The seroprevalence survey includes people who
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The Administration for Community Living July 1 at 2 p.m. ET will host a webinar featuring leaders sharing COVID19-related and other resources and research to help support older adults and persons with disabilities residing in rural communities. View more on the webinar, “Connecting Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities to Resources in Rural America in
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Cases of COVID-19 are surging rapidly in southern and western states, but governments and hospitals are responding hesitantly as public health officials continue to raise the alarm about the potential for overrun facilities. Some regions in Texas have again shut down elective procedures with an order from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday morning. But so
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A therapeutic, two-antibody COVID-19 treatment “cocktail” from Regeneron and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority moved to its first clinical trial, the developers earlier this month announced. The REGN-COV2 treatment contains two neutralizing monoclonal antibodies. It is believed to have the potential to be one of the first therapeutics specifically designed to inhibit SARS-COV-2.
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The Food and Drug Administration yesterday added the AustinP51 emergency-use system to its list of ventilator authorized for emergency use in health care settings to treat adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The device is a portable emergency use resuscitator designed to provide either continuous or intermittent ventilatory support for patients requiring mechanical ventilation through volume
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