The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that CMS had the authority to implement site-neutral payments for outpatient clinic visits at certain off-campus hospital facilities for 2019, reversing a lower court's ruling that had vacated the site-neutral payments, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and Georgia.
Early research suggested that individuals with Type A blood were at especially high risk of severe complications from Covid-19—but newer research reveals a more complicated picture, the New York Times' Carl Zimmer reports.
Children ages 10 to 19 spread the new coronavirus at the same rate as adults, according to a large, early release study published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases—findings that public health experts say should be taken into account as state and local officials consider whether to reopen U.S. schools this fall.
The White House plans to resume regular briefings on the U.S. coronavirus epidemic, and an administration official says the briefings are intended to be "short and tight" and often will feature only President Trump.
New cases of the coronavirus are surging throughout America, with many states in recent weeks reporting record single-day increases in their numbers of new cases—and the United States' response to the epidemic continues to be marred by testing shortages, a lack of federal leadership, and states reopening too soon.