President Trump said he canceled the portion of the upcoming Republican National Convention that was scheduled to take place in Jacksonville, Florida, to "protect the American people" from the coronavirus, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana.
CDC last week released updated guidelines that push for schools to reopen and a strategy to address Covid-19 health inequities, as 18 states reported record single-day increases in their numbers of new coronavirus cases.
More than 40% of U.S. adults have at least one underlying health condition that puts them at an increased risk of developing a severe case of Covid-19, according a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Friday. See the states with the highest percentages of at-risk residents on our interactive map.
President Trump on Friday announced four executive orders aimed at lowering prescription drug costs in America that would, among other things, ban drug rebates used by pharmacy benefit managers and establish an international pricing index.
Several months into the coronavirus pandemic, providers now know that some patients can experience symptoms for months, even those with mild cases of the disease and those who are young and otherwise healthy—but they're still not sure why.
In this episode of Radio Advisory, host Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with Advisory Board's finance expert Robin Brand to discuss that ruling and talk about why hospital leaders are opposed to price transparency, how they can begin to think about price transparency, and why a focus on patient financial experience is so important.