Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced that the state has received CMS' approval to use Medicaid funds to pay qualifying health care workers bonuses, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Ohio, and Oklahoma.
While policymakers and businesses are increasingly shifting their Covid-19 focus to reopening the country, we're still a long ways off from the national-level testing the country needs to prevent future outbreaks. Advisory Board's Abby Burns and Laura Wilson break down two promising solutions that could reopen U.S. businesses.
While national media outlets cover the novel coronavirus outbreak in urban hotspots, rural America is bracing for its own wave of the epidemic. Advisory Board's Madeline Chaillet and Darby Sullivan explore the early data on rural Covid-19 cases and explain why sudden spikes could wreak havoc on rural communities and hospital finances.
The Senate on Tuesday approved by voice vote a fourth economic stimulus package that includes $75 billion in grants for health care providers, as CDC Director Robert Redfield warned another wave of the new coronavirus could hit America even harder next winter.
Hospitals across the country are reporting that, outside of patients with Covid-19, their EDs are otherwise unsettlingly empty, leaving some providers to question why patients with conditions like heart attacks and strokes are no longer seeking ED care—and the potential long-term consequences.
Hospitals nationwide are facing a shortage of ventilators, which are used to treat patients with Covid-19, forcing some providers to get creative and either utilize other machines to serve as ventilators—or to build their own.