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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...
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...
As the realization settles in that the pandemic will stretch into multiple quarters rather than multiple months, CEOs must again grapple with how to advise their employees on returning to the office. In March, many initially set an...
Aetna is partnering with WellBe Senior Medical, a relative newcomer, to deliver primary care services to about 10,000 high-risk seniors in their homes, according to WellBe CEO Jeff Kang, who is also a physician. The program launched in...
A 7.5-hour self-care program focusing on mindfulness improved well-being for a team of healthcare professionals, researchers said.
Rideshare company Lyft wants to continue pushing into healthcare, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid. So, it just brought on a new executive to help the Lyft healthcare team navigate the complexities of regulations and policy.  Lyft...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that it has created its first list of medical supplies that are facing a shortage just hours after President Trump touted the administration's production of personal protective...
Kroger and CVS Health [a PCC Executive Member] are pitching Covid-19 testing programs to employers, such as colleges and manufacturing plants. The retailers are focused on the business-to-business approach as testing delays cause...
A case for integration of primary care and behavioral health: Andy Keller, CEO of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in Dallas, said providers should implement the collaborative care model, in which primary care clinicians, care...
The collateral damage from the pandemic continues: Young adults, as well as Black and Latino people of all ages, describe rising levels of anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts, and increased substance abuse, according to findings...
Physicians and health policy experts say the pandemic is accelerating efforts to restructure primary care — which accounts for about half the nation’s doctor visits every year — and put it on a firmer financial footing. The efforts also...
More than one in four adults in the United States experience a behavioral health concern each year. For those seeking help, the first stop is often a primary care provider. Yet, many primary care providers lack the knowledge, time, and...

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