May 18, 2020

Weekly review: Why so many Americans think they've had Covid-19

Daily Briefing

    Looking to restart scheduled procedures? Communication with these 3 groups is essential. (Monday, May 11)
    In the midst of this epidemic, where fear and rumors thrive, only strong, accurate, and effective communication will break through the noise of an inevitably staccato reopening process. To help ease the transition, Advisory Board's Ken Leonczyk and Matthew Stevens outline ways health systems can communicate effectively with local government, the local community, and staff.

    Our 6 takeaways from the 1,602-page Inpatient Proposed Rule (Tuesday, May 12)
    CMS last week released the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule, laying out how Medicare will pay hospitals in 2021. Here's what you need to know—including new moves on price transparency and big shifts in orthopedics reimbursement.

    Why so many Americans think they've had Covid-19 (Wednesday, May 13)

    Recent data suggests patients may have been infected with the new coronavirus in the United States earlier than public health officials originally thought—and that has prompted many Americans to wonder if they've already been infected with the virus.

    The 10 cities in the best (and worst) positions to recover from the coronavirus (Thursday, May 14)
    Boise, Idaho, and Denver ranked among the cities that are likely to see the strongest economic rebounds from the new coronavirus epidemic, while hard-hit cities like New York City and Los Angeles ranked among those most likely to struggle, according to a recent Moody's Analytics report.

    Weekly line: Why deadly disease outbreaks could become more common—even after Covid-19 (Friday, May 15)
    It may seem to some that the new coronavirus pandemic suddenly took the world by storm. But Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes that public health experts for years have warned that a virus similar to the new coronavirus would cause the next pandemic—and deadly infectious disease outbreaks could become more common.

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