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COVID-19
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey: Many Americans still experience lengthy wait times for coronavirus test results »
The  New York Times  (8/4, Mervosh, Fernandez) reports that despite an increase in U.S. coronavirus testing,...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate »
Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are a...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate stimulus bill introduced with COVID-19 liability protections »
A second economic stimulus bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week ( S. 4317 , the “Safeguarding America’s Frontlin...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-hospital docs 'instrumental' to COVID-19 response amid staffing strains — 5 key insights »
By: Angie Stewart   Rising numbers of COVID-19 patients in U.S. hot spots could strain availability of critica...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Provider Relief Fund Distribution Update »
On July 24th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administra...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19: Correcting telehealth services billed with POS 02 »
On March 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broadened access to Medicare telehealth services...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Back to school: What Physicians Can Say to Parents Weighing the Decision »
Should children return to school this fall? Amid the  COVID-19 pandemic , it’s a question physicians—most notably ped...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics sends letter to DeSantis »
( WEAR ) – A letter was sent to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asking him to reconsider the order requiring brick and morta...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Provider Relief Fund Update »
HHS extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to  submit information  ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeSantis Stays Quiet on Liability Issues »
TALLAHASSEE --- Twenty-one Republican governors sent a letter this week to congressional leaders arguing that businesses,...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth Impact Study Provider Questionnaire »
You are invited to complete the  Telehealth Impact Study Provider Questionnaire  by clicking on the link bel...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration Orders Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data Directly to HHS, not CDC »
The New York Times (7/14, Stolberg) reports the administration wants “hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Co...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Calls for All Americans to Wear Face Masks in Public to Combat Coronavirus »
CNN (7/14, Fox) reports, “The science shows face masks work both to protect the wearer and to protect others from coron...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Waives Medicaid Transportation Rule »
Days after agreeing to waive rules that require hospitals to obtain prior authorization before transferring patients to lo...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Sending $138 Million to Health Departments »
The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that it is sending $138 million in federal pandemic funds to county he...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 7 Insurance and Legal Questions for Resuming Medical Practice During COVID-19 »
By: Todd Zeiter Vice President of Underwriting, The Doctors Company   Updated June 4, 2020: As a compan...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Personal protective gear supply said to be running low again in U.S. »
The  AP   (7/7, Mulvihill, Fassett) reports that “the personal protective gear that was in dangerously shor...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration to sponsor “surge” COVID-19 testing in three cities »
WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration will sponsor "surge" COVID-19 testing in three cities -- Jacksonville, Florida; Bat...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Points to Being Flexible on Convention »
July 8, 2020 By:  Jim Turner News Service Florida   TALLAHASSEE --- President Donald Trum...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Pandemic Loans Flow to Health Providers »
July 7, 2020 Christine Sexton News Service Florida   TALLAHASSEE --- More than 4,600 health-c...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announces Physician Opt-Out for 2020 MIPS Program »
On June 24, CMS announced that physician practices can opt out of the 2020 MIPS program using the Extreme and Un...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Return to Work »
With confirmed cases of Covid continuing to increase, we are hearing from more medical practices that are experiencing sta...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder: Important Funding Announcement for all Medicaid Providers - 20 Days Left to Apply »
Reminder for all Medicaid and CHIP providers: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced addi...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report indicates many furloughed workers are still holding onto employer health coverage »
More people are uninsured as a result of Covid-19, but many furloughed workers are still holding on to employer coverage—f...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital »
New federal data reinforces the stark racial disparities that have appeared with COVID-19: According to the Centers for Me...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: Fewer Americans were admitted to EDs with critical conditions during initial COVID 10 weeks »
Reuters  (6/22, Mishra) reports researchers at the CDC found “fewer Americans were admitted to emergency departm...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SBA Releases New EZ PPP Loan-Forgiveness Application »
Needless to say, it’s been a roller coaster ride for  business  owners over the past couple of months understand...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Coverage of COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home Residents and Patients »
On Monday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed Medicare Administrative Contactors and notifie...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH Launches Centralized Nationwide Platform for Data on Patients with Coronavirus »
Fox News (6/16, Rivas) reports the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “announced Monday a new ‘centralized, secure e...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
High Unemployment Has Reportedly Made Health Care Unaffordable to Many »
The New York Times (6/16, Abelson) reports many people are still avoiding visiting a physician with their health...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emergency Rule: COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Staff Required Every »
To further prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the Agency for Health C...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Agency for Health Care Administration »
The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) has enacted provider flexibilities to help respond to the 2019 novel co...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Administration Encourages Reopening of Healthcare Facilities »
New recommendations provide guidance to health systems and patients as COVID-19 cases decline   Under...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coronavirus Pandemic Reportedly Exacerbated the Shortage of Injectable Opioids Needed by Hospitals »
In a “Special Report,”  Reuters  (6/9, Girion, Levine, Respaut) examines how the coronavirus pandemic has ex...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA Presses HHS to Assist Physicians Who Haven't Received Provider Relief Funds Yet »
The AMA has continued to press HHS to swiftly distribute funds to assist those physicians who have not previously received...

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