With millions of people staying home and social distancing during America's new coronavirus epidemic, data shows that alcohol sales in the country have increased significantly—and experts worry that some Americans could be at risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, Maria Cramer reports for the New York Times.
CMS on Tuesday announced that 88 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Part D plan sponsors will cap insulin costs at $35 a month for Part D and MA beneficiaries during the 2021 plan year, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Missouri, and New York.
The number of U.S. deaths linked to the new coronavirus topped 100,000 on Wednesday, and new CDC data shows that at least 62,690 health care workers have contracted the virus. See which states have been most affected by the new coronavirus with our interactive maps.
When the new coronavirus first started spreading throughout America, hospitals quickly moved to restrict visitors to prioritize the safety of patients and staff. But in the New York Times, Daniela Lamas, a critical care doctor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, pens an apology to her patients and their families, noting that the restrictions had an unintended emotional toll.
Health experts project that the new coronavirus will cause more than one million deaths worldwide by the end of this year, but former CDC Director Tom Frieden in Vox outlines five strategies that could help to avoid an excess of preventable deaths due to the virus.
The next Covid-19 hotspot could be in rural America. That's why it's crucial for rural hospitals to assess all their options, including forming mutually beneficial partnerships with urban hospitals, Advisory Board's Madeline Chaillet and Darby Sullivan write.