Under an agreement with HHS, CVS Health and Walgreens will administer a coronavirus vaccine without out-of-pocket costs to residents and staff in long-term care facilities, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
America has seen nearly 300,000 more deaths during its coronavirus epidemic than would have been expected in a typical year, with about 66% of those deaths attributed directly to the novel virus, according to a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Tuesday.
Many Covid-19 patients are affected by severe lung damage, and doctors have feared that damage may be irreversible. But preliminary research now suggests that may not be the case, Lina Zeldovich reports for the New York Times.
Last week, the Commonwealth Fund released numbers that are likely to turn some heads: Visit volumes for outpatient providers are back to pre-pandemic levels. But Advisory Board's Daniel Kuzmanovich explains why health care leaders should be wary of the data—and not overlook the nuances.
Large companies from Amazon to Fitbit to Apple have made waves in recent weeks with big announcements of new wearables—but what do these devices really mean for the health care industry? Advisory Board's Andrew Rebhan sat down with Radio Advisory host Rachel Woods to break down the latest news.
Throughout the coronavirus epidemic, Congress, providers, and insurers have taken steps to mitigate Covid-19 patients' financial strain—but policy gaps have left many patients vulnerable to so-called "surprise" medical bills, Sarah Kliff reports for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
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