CMS says it could bar nursing homes and assisted-living facilities that are found to have seized residents' coronavirus stimulus payments from participating in Medicaid and Medicare, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maryland, and Texas.
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings for 2020, naming the 10 best children's hospitals in the country as well as the top 50 children's hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.
FDA on Monday rescinded its emergency use authorization allowing providers to use the anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat Covid-19, saying the drugs are "unlikely to be effective" in patients with the disease and noting that the medications can cause "serious side effects."
Several studies published this month indicate that wearing face masks or coverings can effectively curb transmission of the novel coronavirus, lending support for policies requiring individuals to wear masks or coverings in public—but some scientists contend that the studies' results should be viewed with caution.
New York has been the epicenter of America's new coronavirus epidemic since March. For an analysis published Thursday, the Wall Street Journal spoke with almost 90 health care workers and government officials to discover what the nation can learn from New York's experience—including emerging lessons that could prevent future Covid-19 deaths.
As hurricane season nears, some U.S. hospitals could face two life-threatening dangers at once: the continuing Covid-19 epidemic and potentially catastrophic storms. Here's what Stephen Murphy, who teaches emergency preparedness at Tulane University and helped lead New Orleans' response to Hurricane Katrina, told Advisory Board's Alice Thornton Bell and Rebecca Soistmann about how hospitals should prepare.
In May, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) received 40 vials of remdesivir, the most promising experimental treatment for Covid-19 so far. But when hospital officials realized VUMC was the only hospital in Tennessee to get the drug, they worked to distribute it statewide—and ultimately helped shape the state's Covid-19 response, Eric Boodman reports for STAT News' "On the Front Lines."
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