Within just days of the COVID-19 state of emergency declaration, New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center transformed 95% of its care to telemedicine. NYPCC has received positive feedback from both patients and clinicians on the move to telehealth.
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After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revised its previous schedule to convert facilities to its new electronic health record (EHR) capabilities with updated timelines for deployments in August in Columbus, Ohio, and October in Spokane, Washington.
Tester, Blackburn Bill to Bring Reforms to VA Information Technology Programs Unanimously Passes Senate
The Senators’ Department of Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act would bring more accountability and oversight to the office within VA charged with delivering IT projects critical to providing care and benefits to millions of veterans and their families across the country.
The legislation would eliminate most geographic and originating site restrictions on the use of telehealth in Medicare, authorize the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service to continue reimbursement for telehealth for 90 days beyond the end of the public health emergency and enable the HHS to expand telehealth in Medicare during all future emergencies and disasters.
On June 23, 2020, a federal district court upheld a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation that requires hospitals to publicly report information regarding their standard charges, including privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers, effective January 1, 2021.
As new Coronavirus hotspots have emerged across the country, the Department of Veterans Affairs has so far deployed nearly 1,000 of its own medical professionals to 46 states as part of its “fourth mission.”
The initial program rollout at McLaren Macomb hospital provides care management services to patients who have visited the emergency room and are COVID-19 positive or presumed positive but are not currently critical enough for hospital admission. Under the program, nurses at GAP reach out to patients within 12 hours of discharge to determine their current stability, and provide a time frame in which a local ambulance company will visit the patient’s home to complete a baseline assessment and...
Avicenna Medical Systems, a medical software developer, is pleased to announce that the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System will deploy Avicenna’s COVID-19 screening, management and analysis tools across inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Despite its recognized importance in all facets of health and healing, nutrition is often overlooked and underserved—and not just within the general population. There is also a significant gap in how nutrition is addressed in healthcare settings, which creates a critical “blind spot” in patient care.
Early detection of disease enables prompt treatment that can prevent disease progression and costly health outcomes. We report incidence of previously unrecognized disease and investigate the expected effect of early detection and care on health outcomes.