When health systems began mandating Covid-19 vaccines, some worried the requirements would spur a mass exodus of employees—but how are those concerns playing out in practice? Here's what more than a dozen hospitals and health systems have seen so far.
CMS on Thursday released an interim final rule establishing a process to settle disputes between insurers and out-of-network providers over so-called "surprise" medical bills. The rule attracted praise from insurers but harsh criticism from hospital groups, which lambasted it as "a windfall for insurers" that creates "a government standard pricing scheme."
Violence against health care workers has surged amid increased Covid-19 hospitalizations and widespread misinformation about vaccines and treatments—leading some hospitals to implement new security measures, such as panic buttons, to protect their employees.
A new study indicates that more than a third of Covid-19 patients are still experiencing symptoms months later, Pfizer-BioNTech submits clinical data on its Covid-19 vaccine in children to FDA, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
Just three days before the start of its next term, the Supreme Court announced that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Maryland.