Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — but not every role gets the credit it deserves. At John Muir Health, a comprehensive approach to test processing and materials in the laboratory helped to speed diagnosis and save lives.
Substance Use Navigators support emergency room patients with substance use disorders, which includes sharing safer drug use techniques, connecting patients with drug treatment programs, and serving as a liaison between patients and the treatment team.
When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, medical schools had to quickly reimagine how to train their students. The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine did just that, looking to cutting-edge technology to teach about the human body.
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How familiar are you with “white bagging?” Maybe you’ve heard of it but aren’t sure what it is or how it affects your facility. Here’s a quick explanation: white bagging means payers reimburse third-party pharmacies, which then distribute the medications to outpatient medical providers, removing your ability to make changes to the patients’ medication.
On Friday (6/11), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released updated Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements. As requested by CHA and others, the revised guidance extends the time granted to recipients to use the funds.
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Each year, hospitals contribute more than $20.5 billion to support vulnerable populations, such as children, seniors, and low-income residents, in their communities.