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HHS distributes $500 million to tribal hospitals, clinics, and urban health centers

The pandemic has disproportionately impacted Indian Health Service providers and programs, HHS says.

Most consumers have changed healthcare usage since COVID-19 pandemic, survey shows

From delaying care to avoiding urgent care and walk-in clinics, consumer behavior is changing as the pandemic continues.

In final rule, CMS makes telehealth more widely available in Medicare Advantage plans

CMS said it wanted to finalize some proposed policies before the MA and Part D bid deadlines on June 1 for the 2021 plan year.

A new normal for telehealth requires reimbursement and benefit design

‘A comprehensive consumer-facing digital strategy built around telehealth will be a requirement for providers,’ says Guidehouse Partner Dr. Chuck Peck.

Primary care physicians pushed to breaking point as more than half report no payments

As many as 13% predict closure within the next month, and 20% have already had temporary closures, the survey found.

OptumHealth acquires post-acute care management platform naviHealth

naviHealth will continue to work with its clients and members as a standalone entity aligned with OptumHealth.

COVID-19 pandemic driving steep volume and revenue declines as margins suffer

While volume and revenues plummeted to historic levels, expenses remained nearly flat, putting pressure on hospitals as the coronavirus spreads.

Hospital EHR spending projected to reach $9.9B by 2024

Despite budgetary strains from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report predicts regulatory requirements and medical-service spending growth will benefit electronic health record vendors in the years to come.

HHS expands U.S.-based pharmaceutical manufacturing to get drugs to hospitals faster

Government and Phlow Corp. are developing a prioritized list of active pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines critically needed by health systems.

HIMSSCast: How COVID-19 has accelerated healthcare trends, with MoneyBall Medicine’s Harry Glorikian

An interview with MoneyBall Medicine author and investor Harry Glorikian.

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