Hospitals are rescheduling elective surgeries but worry about demand after the backlog is cleared

Hospitals have restarted elective surgery and diagnostic procedures this month and are seeing strong demand from patients rescheduling cases, but executives worry about the pipeline for new procedures, once they’ve worked the through the backlog. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals report ‘long struggle,’ some relapse, WHO says

“Certainly, there have been some reported cases of putative relapse, so, people who have fallen sick again,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies program. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free … Read more…

U.S. hospitals are losing millions of dollars per day in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic — and recovery may take years

Conservative estimates indicate that U.S. hospitals are losing more than a billion dollars per day by complying with the guidance from policymakers and the leading medical associations to preserve resources for Covid-19 patients. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

U.S. hospitals are losing millions of dollars per day in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic — and recovery may take years

Conservative estimates indicate that U.S. hospitals are losing more than a billion dollars per day by complying with the guidance from policymakers and the leading medical associations to preserve resources for Covid-19 patients. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Coronavirus: desperate appeals for protective clothing from hospitals and councils – BBC News

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COVID-19: Inside the Army Corps of Engineers’ Race to Build Emergency Coronavirus Hospitals | TIME

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More Than 5,000 Surgery Centers Can Now Serve As Makeshift Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis

The Trump administration cleared the way Monday to immediately use outpatient surgery centers, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, hotels and even dormitories as makeshift hospitals, health care centers or quarantine sites during the coronavirus crisis. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services … Read more…

Hospitals are still scheduling elective procedures during coronavirus crisis, and frontline medical workers fear they’re infecting patients

Six medical workers told CNBC that they disagree with their hospitals’ policies around elective procedures, which are going ahead in the midst of a pandemic. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Hospitals set up coronavirus tents, seek emergency credit and $100 billion in US aid as they face onslaught of cases

At Mount Sinai Health System’s Morningside hospital in New York City, the number of coronavirus patients at the 500-bed facility doubled in two days this week. US Top News and Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

US coronavirus cases soar past 7,000 as doctors say hospitals aren’t prepared for a continuing surge

The American healthcare system might not be prepared for what’s next in the coronavirus pandemic if people don’t heed warnings from authorities, health officials say. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals National Leadership Team

Chairman and CEO Greg Adams recently announced a new national leadership team and organizational structure for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. The new organizational structure is designed to optimize Kaiser Permanente’s current operations for quality and affordability by further … Read more…

2019 financial results for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Hospitals

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marc Brown marc.t.brown@kp.org 510-271-6328 OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their respective subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported 2019 annual financial results. Total operating revenues for 2019 were $ 84.5 billion, compared to $ 79.7 … Read more…

Health-care stocks rise as Trump talks new price disclosure rules for hospitals and insurers

Insurers UnitedHealth, Cigna, Humana and Anthem were each moving to session highs in intraday trading Friday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Insurance linked to hospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies

A national study finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients’ insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with insurance. Child … Read more…

Trump administration considers making hospitals publish prices they negotiate with insurers

The Trump administration is considering a rule that would require hospitals to publicize the prices they negotiate with insurers. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…