Telehealth use has increased rapidly in the past five years, but social distancing measures necessitated by COVID-19 have placed it at the forefront of clinicians’ minds for care continuation and infection mitigation. Also because of COVID-19, CMS announced a major expansion of permitted uses of telehealth for providers who accept Medicare during the public health … Continue reading A Telehealth Primer for Clinicians
As the number of reported COVID-19 infections in the U.S. has increased significantly to 1701 cases as of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released important documentation on community-level mitigation strategies for COVID-19. This includes CDC’s latest guidance to healthcare providers and assisted and independent living facilities on methods to … Continue reading COVID-19: Community Mitigation Strategies for Healthcare Providers
As of this writing, reports indicate there are 340 known cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 14 deaths. Worldwide, over 100,000 cases have been diagnosed with over 3500 deaths. The U.S. is in the midst of a rapidly growing public health emergency, one which HHS Secretary Alex Azar acknowledged has existed since January … Continue reading COVID-19: What Happened to the Tri-Agency Taskforce?