Drug maker Eli Lilly and Company today said its neutralizing antibodies cocktail of bamlanivimab and etesevimab combine to significantly reduce hospitalizations and deaths attributed to COVID-19. Lilly said that based on results from a phase 3 clinical trial comprised of more than 1,000 patients it could conclude that the antibody cocktail reduced viral load and
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The National Institutes of Health has launched an online data portal to collect clinical information on neurological symptoms, complications and outcomes related to COVID-19. The NeuroCOVID project will collect de-identified information and biospecimens from clinical studies, procedures and tests. U.S. health care providers and researchers can request access to the database, created and maintained by
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Ingrid Johnson, R.N., works with Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey, to raise awareness of human trafficking and how health care leaders can better identify victims and properly respond. This month, the health system proudly displayed a giant banner in Atlantic’s Overlook Medical Center emergency department to help educate individuals and shine a light
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Dive Brief: Moderna on Monday said its vaccine for COVID-19 should still protect against coronavirus variants first detected in the U.K. and in South Africa, citing results from laboratory testing that showed the blood of immunized volunteers in an early study contained antibodies capable of neutralizing the virus.  Even so, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech plans
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In this report, we analyze transparency data released or updated in 2020 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine claims denials and appeals among issuers offering individual market coverage on HealthCare.gov; data are from plan years 2018 and 2019.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires transparency data reporting by non-grandfathered group
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The AHA today announced Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt., as the 2020 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Award. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their hospital and community through transformational change on the road to health care reform. AHA recognizes SVMC for using its nursing workforce as part
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Dive Brief: UnitedHealth Group beat Wall Street expectations for both earnings and revenue in fourth-quarter financial results released Wednesday, as care consumption and prescriptions returned to more normal levels despite fears of renewed deferrals as COVID-19 cases surge. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based health giant reported quarterly revenue of $65.5 billion, up almost 8% year over year.
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