The first wave of Covid-19 workplace lawsuits is here (Monday, August 3)
Major employers such as Walmart, Safeway, and Tyson are facing major lawsuits alleging they negligently allowed their employees to contract the novel coronavirus—raising a controversial question: Should Congress grant liability protections to employers during the epidemic?
The best (and worst) states for health care, according to WalletHub (Tuesday, August 4)
WalletHub last week released its 2020 list of the Best & Worst States for Health Care—and the rankings this time around added a new metric: the ability of each state's health infrastructure to handle the novel coronavirus. See how your state fared on our interactive map.
The 2021 Outpatient Proposed Rule: Our 3 key takeaways (Wednesday, August 5)
CMS' 785-page proposed update to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Systems, which reimburse hospitals and ASCs for Medicare fee-for-service outpatient services, would eliminate the Inpatient Only list—and that's not the only big proposed change, write Advisory Board's Stu Clark, Shay Pratt, and Lauren Robinson.
The 12 risk factors tied to 40% of dementia cases (Thursday, August 6)
A new report from the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention identifies 12 modifiable risk factors linked to 40% of dementia cases—and it includes three new risk factors that weren't in the Commission's original 2017 report, Sue Hughes reports for Medscape.
Weekly line: How to make the indoors safer from the new coronavirus (Friday, August 7)
The new coronavirus is far more likely to spread indoors than outdoors, public health experts say. But some businesses are exploring new technologies that could make the indoors safer—and individuals can take steps to lower their risks too, Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes.