CMS postpones MIPS deadline in light of COVID-19

March 26, 2020
The CMS extended the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System data submission deadline to April 30, 2020, to help facilitate the health care…

Eylea payments extended due to COVID-19

March 26, 2020
Regeneron will temporarily extend physician payment terms for Eylea injection purchases for 150 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the…
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Swabbed PPE worn during COVID-19 patient care test negative for virus

March 26, 2020
Personal protective equipment, including goggles, N95 respirators and shoes, worn by health care workers caring for patients with SARS-CoV-2 tested…
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‘Big strain’ on blood supply amid COVID-19 pandemic could force difficult decisions

March 26, 2020
The American Red Cross, as well as cancer centers and hospitals across the country, have issued an emergency call for blood donors because of a…

American College of Surgeons releases surgical triage guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020
The American College of Surgeons released new surgical triage guidelines on surgical decision-making for curtailing
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Researchers examine 69 existing drugs for efficacy against COVID-19

March 26, 2020
A team of researchers from around the world have identified 69 different drugs and compounds, including FDA-approved agents, compounds in clinical…
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Rheumatology coalition unveils patient registry to 'curate, disseminate' COVID-19 data

March 26, 2020
A newly formed organization, the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance, has launched an international registry to collect data on patients with…
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AAP offers tips for parents dealing with pandemic-related stress

March 26, 2020
The AAP released a list of tips for parents who are dealing with financial, emotional and other stresses related to the COVID-19 pandemic as they…
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Risk for COVID-19 may be higher among those with cancer, Wuhan data suggest

March 26, 2020
Risk for infection with SARS-CoV-2 — the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — appeared more than twice as high among individuals with…
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Q&A: Social distancing is key to prevent COVID-19 among liver transplant recipients

March 26, 2020
There are many people in the United States living with liver disease. Patients with liver disease, in particular those who are awaiting a liver…