CMS expands telehealth services in coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 17 expanded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can YouTube videos enhance radiology AI performance? Patients want screening mammography results via video CMS issues final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2020 Virtual consults help radiologists interact with patients HIMSS: Mobile technologies bring promise but mixed results
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On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act,” the largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history to address economic impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President Trump signed the measure on the same day. The $2 trillion stimulus package includes economic relief measures to help individuals, small businesses, and “severely distressed” industry sectors deal with the impacts of the outbreak. Funds are also provided to support coronavirus-related research. The legislation provides $4.3 billion to the Centers for Dis...
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Israel ’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study sheds light on infection mechanismHungary passes law that critics say will let Orb án rule by decreeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage8.23pmBSTCardinalAngelo De Donatis, Pope Francis ’ vicar for the archdiocese of Rome, has become the highest-ranking Catholic official known to have tested positive.De Donatis ’ office has said he was tested for the virus after feeling unwell and has been admitted to ...
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German researchers studying how lockdown restrictions could be lifted for some peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Immunity passports” for key workers could be a way of getting people who have had coronavirus back into the workforce more quickly, scientists and politicians in the UK have suggested.Researchers in Germany are currently preparing a mass study into how many people are already immune to the Covid-19 virus, allowing authorities to eventually issue passes to exclude workers from restrictive measures currently in place.Continue reading...
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ONS to publish additional data but chief medical officer doesn ’t expect a large increase in reported deathsCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe reported death toll from coronavirus in the UK is set to increase beyond the NHS ’s daily tally on Tuesday when fatalities outside of hospitals are counted for the first time.Figures from NHS and Public Health England ’s have so far been the key barometer of the impact of the virus but they have not included any deaths in homes, care homes and other non-hospital settings. Daily figures for Monday showed a rise in the UK death t...
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There ’s a surreal calm in the last country in Europe to hold out against lockdown. But the death toll is rising and some are voicing dissentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Øresund Bridge – yes,thatbridge– is an engineering marvel linking the Swedish city of Malmö and Copenhagen that normally transports 70,000 people daily. It has fallen eerily silent. Denmark is under coronavirus lockdown, and the Danes have imposed strict border controls. On the Swedish side, the Øresund remains open, although , understandably not many are making that journey.It f...
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U.S. doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak on Friday pleaded for more equipment to treat a wave of new patients expected to swamp capacity, going so far as to ask President Donald Trump to invoke emergency powers.Reuters Health Information
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UK data shows the number of new cases has fallen, but experts say only time will tell if this is a trendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe epidemiologistProf Neil Ferguson has said changes in the rate of hospital admissions suggests the spread of Covid-19 in the UK might be slowing down.But can we be sure that is the case? And are hospital admissions the best metric to look at? To unpick this we spoke to experts about what the numbers tell us about the spread of Covid-19.Continue reading...
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Researchers at the University of Minnesota created a 3D map of the ‘spike’ protein used to latch on to cellsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew research has shed light on a crucial biological mechanism that may have helped the coronavirus to infect humans and spread rapidly around the world.A detailed analysis of the virus ’s structure shows that the club-like “spikes” that it uses to establish infections latch on to human cells about four times more strongly than those on the related Sars coronavirus, which killed hundreds of people in a 2002 epidemic.Continue reading...
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Ireland and Portugal have acted to protect asylum seekers and migrants. The UK has made a political choice not to do soA week after Priti Patel stood in the House of Commons andissued an apology for the Windrush scandal, Abanda was trying to figure out how to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic. “I haven’t seen anything addressed to us,” she says. Abanda is a refused asylum seeker who advocates for migrant rights. “I don’t think we exist.”Days later, as part of a number of measures announced for migrants, the Home Officeextended support for some of those seeking asylum. Butthe standard ...
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Mercy Health-Cincinnati is seeking donations of personal protective equipment for local hospital workers – such as masks and latex gloves – at a time when such items are in short supply because of the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus. While standard-issue masks are the best way to protect medical workers from the respiratory illness COVID-19, Mercy said that for the time being it will accept ha ndmade masks. Such donated masks will go through an evaluation process before being used by either…
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