Month: August 2020

Dive Brief: Revenue of $2.3 billion, down almost 12% year over year, and higher expenses of almost $2.4 billion amid the COVID-19 pandemic kicked Cleveland Clinic’s operations into the red, according to the system’s second quarter financial results. The Ohio-based nonprofit reported an operational loss of $201.8 million, compared to an operating profit of $116.2
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Threatening to expel hospitals from the Medicare and Medicaid programs if they don’t report COVID-19 data to the federal government, which was outlined in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services interim final rule released this week, “is ridiculous and should be rescinded,” according to a Washington Times editorial published yesterday. “Hospitals know data collection
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The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases yesterday announced $17 million in grants to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, which will support multidisciplinary investigations into how and where viruses and other pathogens emerge from wildlife and spillover to cause disease in people. NIAID intends to provide
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today credited universal testing of residents and staff of all 123 West Virginia nursing homes for SARS-CoV-2, irrespective of symptoms, as a key factor for limiting COVID-19 transmissions and reducing the pandemic’s impact on the state’s vulnerable populations. West Virginia conducted universal testing from April 21 to May
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Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who require in-person care, including in-classroom settings, are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the directors of the National Institutes of Health-funded Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers Network said today in an American Journal of Psychiatry article. Researchers said care staff must use techniques and procedures to protect
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The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., should overturn a lower court ruling upholding a Department of Health and Human Services final rule requiring hospitals to disclose the rates they agree to accept from insurers, the AHA told the court today, joined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, Children’s Hospital Association, Federation of American
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State Opioid Response and Tribal Opioid Response grant programs are receiving the first of two rounds of funds totaling $1.5 billion, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration yesterday announced. In total, the two programs, meant to provide community-level opioid prevention, treatment and recovery resources, will receive nearly
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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released today shows an increase between 2018 and 2019 in rates of suspected nonfatal drug overdoses involving opioids, cocaine and amphetamines, and of polydrug overdoses co-involving opioids and amphetamines that were treated in the emergency department. The study, using data from EDs in 29 states, indicates that
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A century ago, nominating a presidential ticket during political conventions was an arduous marathon. The Democrats opened their convention with 14 names in serious contention, while the Republicans had to whittle down their list from a dozen hopefuls.   That era is long gone. In fact, suffragette Susan B. Anthony — who prevailed 100 years ago
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