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Two health systems and a physician yesterday received 2019 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards from The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum for “groundbreaking” initiatives at the national, local and individual level. Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare received the national innovation award for an algorithm that signals potential sepsis six hours earlier than
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There is no doubt the healthcare industry has taken a financial beating as a result of COVID-19. But there is a glimmer of hope for providers. Several new announcements were recently made attached to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, specifically around reimbursements attached to COVID care for the uninsured. The financial
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Coverage Losses Will Affect At Least a Million Residents in Each of Eight States: California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Florida, Michigan and Ohio With more than 31 million workers filing unemployment claims between March 1 and May 2 as the coronavirus crisis hit the nation’s economy, a new KFF analysis estimates 26.8 million people
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Hospitals that in normal times derive most of their revenue from patients with private insurance received more than twice as much federal coronavirus relief funding per bed than the hospitals that get the smallest share of private insurance money, finds a new KFF analysis of the first $50 billion in relief grants. Institutions representing the
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The public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic carries both health and economic implications. In addition to widespread illness and high death rates, social distancing policies required to address COVID-19 have led many businesses to cut hours, cease operations, or close altogether. People who work in certain industries, such as restaurant, hospitality, retail, and
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