Medicare telehealth use increased 63-fold due to COVID-19 pandemic

December 6th 2021

Medicare reported 52.7 million telehealth visits in 2020, up from 840,000 in the previous year. But virtual visits varied among states and different groups of patients.

How Essen Health Care uses remote patient management to aid vulnerable communities

December 6th 2021

Essen teamed up with Verustat to monitor patients in their homes. Essen’s founder calls the partnership a “game changer.”

Seniors are getting more help at home after hospitalization, but what are the costs?

December 5th 2021

As more payers shift seniors from in-patient facilities and back toward their homes, more patients need assistance, a new study shows. The burden on patients and families isn’t fully understood.

MED MOVES: MetroHealth CEO plans to retire, Providence names new Northern California executive, and more

December 4th 2021

The longtime leader of Fox Chase Cancer Center has stepped down, while Southeast Georgia Health System names a new chief executive.

Congress averted a government shutdown, but hospitals face billions in cuts

December 3rd 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals can’t afford the looming cuts, advocates say. The reductions could come at the end of the year if lawmakers don’t act.