Propelled, in part, by the pandemic and a subsequent shortage of hospital beds, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now given 56 hospitals the green light to provide hospital care at home. […]
The American way of training its doctors has been a long-standing tradition. The first two years of medical school are crammed with lectures, laboratories, and exams—patient contact is limited. In years three and four, medical […]
“Parents complain that pediatricians, wary of COVID, shift kids to urgent care,” according to a recent Kaiser Health News article. The practice has apparently become so prevalent that the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued […]
Have an increasing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the United States caused a healthcare staffing shortage this fall? Based on healthcare industry, media and staffing industry reports, the answer, most likely, is “yes.” [...] Read more
Patients were supposed to be given unfettered access to their clinical records beginning November 2, 2020. Because of the pandemic, the enforcement date is delayed until April 5, 2021. The “open notes” rule is a […]
At first glance, the future of primary care may seem unpredictable. For the most part, however, it will probably be an acceleration of changes already underway prior to the pandemic. Whatever the future has in [...] Read more
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