The American Medical Association announced that the Current Procedural Terminology code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes that are unique to the COVID-19 vaccine candidate under development by Novavax Inc.Read More
By Michael Tkach, PsyD – Everyone experienced a variety of emotional reactions at the onset of the pandemic. Disbelief. Fear. Anxiety. The pandemic dramatically changed life as we knew it, as masks became commonplace, work shifted to the living room, and social interactions were but a thing of the past.
By Michelle Andrews & Lydia Zuraw – One night in March 2020, Joy Wu felt like her heart was going to explode. She tried to get up and fell down. She didn’t recognize friends’ names in her list of phone contacts. Remembering how to dial 9-1-1 took “quite a bit of time,” she recalled recently.
By Bill Paschall – The FCC announced $249.95M in new funding for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, with costs covered up to 12 months. The good news is RPM platforms and services are eligible for funding.
By Devin Partida – When the COVID-19 pandemic first began causing problems around the world, health care professionals often had to adjust their practices as new research became available. However, one thing that was clear from the start was the need to maintain effective sterilization techniques.
By Steven Findlay – Robin Hauser, a pediatrician in Tampa, Florida, got covid in February. What separates her from the vast majority of the tens of millions of other Americans who have come down with the virus is this: She got sick seven weeks after her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
By David Carr RN – Today’s urgent question facing hospitals and health systems is how to meet burgeoning call volumes as patients reach out, schedule appointments, and ask questions about the COVID vaccine.
By Susan Walberg JD – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it huge challenges for people all over the world; not only the obvious health-related concerns but also shutdowns, unemployment, financial difficulties, and a variety of lifestyle changes as a result.
By Vasilios Nassiopoulos – It has been more than a year since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. While it will be years before we truly know the effect it will have on our overall health, economy and society, there are a lot of things we do know about the impact on health systems.