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Vermont has...remained an island of low coronavirus spread generally. Even with a recent surge — from fewer than 10 cases per day in September to 57 on November 18 — it’s consistently had one of the lowest infection rates in the...
CHICAGO – Millions of children have missed routine vaccinations this year, causing a precipitous drop in immunizations that threatens to leave communities throughout the U.S. at risk of losing protection against highly contagious diseases...
Thousands of medical practices have closed during the pandemic, according to a July survey of 3,500 doctors by the Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit group. About 8 percent of the doctors reported closing their offices in recent months,...
CVS Health, a PCC Executive Member, announced today that it will join others in offering Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccinations when they become available to the general public. “CVS Health is prepared to...
This is an article being republished here from the October issue of the PCC's Executive Member newsletter. Each month in the newsletter, the PCC provides a short profile of an individual who works in primary care. It is a way of...
The new oath asks physicians to eliminate their personal biases, combat disinformation to improve health literacy and be an ally to minorities and other underserved groups in society.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of CVS Health's (a PCC Executive Member) ongoing effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing and help slow the spread of the virus, the company today announced plans to expand COVID-19 testing services...
Notwithstanding years of federal efforts, the rate of healthcare cost growth has continued to accelerate, putting care out of reach for too many Americans. Employers and state Medicaid programs struggle to keep up, and parts of the...
One insurance company is going further to try to mitigate the effects of flu season: UnitedHealthcare, the country’s largest health insurance company, plans to provide at-risk patients with 200,000 kits that include Tamiflu, the...
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 16, 2020--CVS Health, a PCC Executive Member, announced today it will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations to long-term care facilities throughout the country when the vaccine becomes available. "CVS Health has been...
WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 14, 2020--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the list of telehealth services that Medicare Fee-For-Service will pay for during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency...
Throughout the pandemic, people who never had the coronavirus have been reporting a host of seemingly unrelated symptoms: excruciating headaches, episodes of hair loss, upset stomach for weeks on end, sudden outbreaks of shingles and flare...
The Physicians Foundation survey of more than 3,000 U.S. physicians looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on medical practices and its emotional toll on doctors. Results from parts one and two of the three-part survey have been released so...
The Healthy Dialogue podcast features conversations with experts from inside the healthcare industry and across the health policy landscape about practical solutions to some of health care’s most vexing problems. Episode six, released on...
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, elective medical procedures, including cancer screening, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. One consequence of...
WASHINGTON – September 29, 2020 – Faced with record disruption in healthcare services and the economic downturn, employers are staying the course or accelerating (71% for 2021 and 63% for 2022) their health benefit strategies. These are...
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2020/PRNewswire/ -- Aetna®, a company owned by CVS Health®, a PCC Executive Member, announced it will ship boxes of specially curated, over-the-counter items to all its Medicare Advantage members across the...
The disproportionate effect of school closures on low-income children, who are less likely to have access to computers, home internet connections and direct instruction from teachers, has been well documented. Less recognized are the...
Calvin C.J. Sia, M.D., FAAP, father of the medical home concept of care and Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, died Aug. 19 in Honolulu at age 93.
Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there’s a push to make telemedicine widely available in the...

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