The California Department of Insurance claims Trinity HealthShare and Aliera market their products as an alternative to health insurance but do not provide consumers with comprehensive health care coverage, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California and Massachusetts.
Hospitals across the country are running short on protective gear—and some estimates indicate the U.S. may not have enough beds and ventilators—needed to fight the new coronavirus. Here's how the federal government is responding.
Hand sanitizer is flying off the shelves of U.S. stores as consumers race to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, but it turns out some of the most popular products—and some increasingly popular homemade recipes—don't meet CDC's criteria for killing the virus, ProPublica reports.
Providers and insurers are raising concerns that newly finalized rules from CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT—which aim to expand patients' electronic access to health information and improve interoperability—could put patients' privacy at risk, though stakeholders are generally supportive of the rules' goals.
As coronavirus cases increase in the United States, the wealthy are investing in private EDs and home-delivered medical products to minimize contact with potentially infected patients, Alex Williams and Jonah Engel Bromwich report New York Times.
Hours after the World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus a global pandemic, President Trump on Wednesday unveiled sweeping actions to control the virus' spread in the United States, including a 30-day ban on most travelers from Europe.