Some public officials, including President Trump, have expressed a desire to end social distancing practices sooner rather than later, but studies of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic show that easing social distancing efforts related to the new coronavirus too early could lead to a spike in deaths.
Last week, MVP Health Care (MVP) launched a free virtual emergency triage service to reduce COVID-19 spread. Advisory Board's Natalie Trebes and Tabiya Ahmed recently spoke with Kimberly Kilby, senior leader of MVPs regional medical directors, to learn more about the service and how MVP was able to mobilize to get it up and running.
As providers shift their focus and resources toward combating the new coronavirus, the Trump administration offered providers some relief on reporting requirements for several value-based payment programs. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli digs in on which reporting requirements are changing—and what those changes mean for providers.
The Financial Times compares COVID-19 trajectories across countries, what this author learned from giving up caffeine, and more.