En respuesta a la pandemia de covid-19, el Congreso ha invertido decenas de miles de millones de dólares en los departamentos de salud pública estatales y locales, pagando por máscaras, rastreadores de contactos y campañas educativas para persuadir a las personas de que se vacunen.… Read More »Expertos en salud pública temen que los fondos desaparezcan cuando termine la pandemia
Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the covid-19 pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. This story also ran on The Associated Press. It can… Read More »Public Health Experts Worry About Boom-Bust Cycle of Support
The airport says a lot about Cortez, Colorado: The single-engine planes that fly into its one-room airport seat nine passengers at most. The city of about 9,000 is known largely as a gateway to beautiful places like Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners… Read More »Snag a Vaccine Appointment, Then Face the Next Hurdle: How to Get There?
Centene has rebutted the accusations made in a sealed lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general that accused the insurer of over-billing the state’s Medicaid department. The lawsuit is based on a misunderstanding of how Medicaid billing operates and should be unsealed, Centene said.
Healthcare information exchanges could provide the missing link between providers, payers and community-based organizations working to address social determinants of health. Efforts in Nebraska and Ohio show the ways in which HIEs could advance care coordination and interoperability.
Scientists at The Ohio State University are developing a cell therapy intended to regrow brain tissue damaged from ischemic stroke. Results from a study in mice were published in the journal Science Advances.
The Ohio attorney general has filed a lawsuit alleging that a Centene subsidiary, which provides Medicaid services in the state, hired multiple companies to administer pharmacy benefits in order to inflate costs. As a result, the state’s Medicaid department paid millions in overcharges.
Eric Shanteau didn’t know he was about to create a viral pandemic meme when he made a cutout of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s head with two fingers pointing at his eyes, photographed the smiling visage in various strategic, comedic locations around the Toledo suburb of… Read More »With Pandemic Surging, Ohio Gov. DeWine Dials Back His Aggressive Response
Olive AI, a startup automating routine administrative tasks for health systems, raised another $225 million in funding, bringing the total raised this year to $385 million.
Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had lost his reelection bid, states began issuing a new round of crackdowns and emergency declarations against the surging coronavirus. Taking action this time were Republican governors who had resisted doing so during the spring… Read More »Trump’s Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID
Earlier this month, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine received a false-positive result from a rapid antigen test for Covid-19, raising concerns about the tests’ accuracy. The assay’s maker, Quidel, said it is investigating the case.
Hi, I’m back with a revamped Friday Breeze, tackling a few hot health care topics of the week and some news you may have missed. Here’s what the Breeze blew in this week, in these dog days of our COVID-constrained, socially distant summer: Schools Reopen:… Read More »Must-Reads of the Week