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Practice Management and Service Lines

Amid Surge, Hospitals Hesitate to Cancel Nonemergency Surgeries

(HealthLeaders Media) - Hospitals say they are more prepared to handle the crush of patients because they have enough protective gear for their workers and know how to better treat coronavirus patients.

Industry Voices—Telemedicine and connection in the time of COVID-19

(Fierce Healthcare) - As the tsunami of COVID-19 cases began sweeping toward the Midwest, we had to quickly prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients while continuing to care for everyone else.

Most physicians predict fewer than 10% of their visits will be virtual by next year

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - Physicians across primary care, behavioral health and medical and surgical specialties are anticipating only a slight shift to virtual care over the next 12 months, according to a recent Sage Growth Partners report.

Q&A: 2-midnight rule during COVID-19 pandemic

(Revenue Cycle Advisor) - How has the 2-midnight rule been impacted by waivers issued during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? What changes should case managers be aware of?

Legislation and Revenue Cycle

Could Trump's Push To Undo The ACA Cause Problems For COVID Survivors? Biden Thinks So.

(HealthLeaders Media) - "If Donald Trump has his way, complications from COVID-19 could become a new preexisting condition," says former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign speech in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Trump will sign three executive orders on lowering drug prices: chief of staff

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign three executive orders on lowering prescription drug prices, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Thursday.

Fitch: Repayment of CARES Act loans unlikely to place significant burden on for-profit systems

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - Repaying advance payment loans that were established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act is unlikely to place a significant burden on rated for-profit hospital systems, according to Fitch Ratings.

Untangling telehealth billing

(Physicians Practice) - Billing for telemedicine services doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you understand a few key concepts and take advantage of your available resources.


Pandemic Stressors Give Rise to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome

(MedPage Today) -- Incidence of stress cardiomyopathy recently elevated compared with historical cohorts

COVID-19 Linked to Late Stent Thrombosis?

(MedPage Today) -- Case report bolsters case for antithrombotic therapy

Shorter AF episodes pre-ablation may lead to lower arrhythmia recurrence after procedure

(Healio) - Patients who had atrial fibrillation episodes of less than 24 continuous hours had a lower incidence of arrhythmia recurrence after ablation compared with those with longer episodes, researchers found.

Outcomes ‘worse than expected’ when TAVR fails and surgery is required

(Cardiovascular Business) - Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has gained considerable popularity in recent years, but device failures still occur from time to time, leading to a second TAVR or a surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).

Half of Individuals With MI at Age 50 or Younger Are Smokers

(HealthDay News) -- About half of individuals who experience a myocardial infarction at 50 years or younger are smokers, and among these individuals, smoking cessation is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study published online July 8 in JAMA Network Open.

More Proof That Fruit, Vegetables, Whole Grains May Stop Diabetes

(Medscape) - Even a modest increase in fruit and vegetable intake could help prevent type 2 diabetes, one study suggests, while another provides strong support for upping whole-grain intake for prevention.

Other Health Industry News

WHO reverses, says COVID-19 can be airborne indoors

(The Hill) - The World Health Organization (WHO) formally recognized Thursday that the coronavirus can be transmitted indoors by droplets in the air, marking a reversal for the United Nations agency.

15 cities with the best healthcare access

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - Boston has the best overall hospital ecosystem of any city in the U.S., but Honolulu ranks No. 1 for healthcare access, according to an analysis by Medbelle, a digital healthcare company based in London.

Walgreens to open more than 500 VillageMD primary care offices within stores

(Healthcare Finance News) - The full service doctor's offices will be in 30 U.S. markets, with the intent to expand.

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