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Hospitals adopt new round of elective surgery restrictions, brace for post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge

Healthcare Dive

The Carb Wars Continue

WSJ

Operation Warp Speed projects 70% herd immunity, potential return to normalcy May 2021

Fox News

The art of listening

A Country Doctor Writes

Is there actually an underinsurance crisis?

Medical Economics

Kavanaugh, Roberts signal support for ACA without mandate in pivotal case

Healthcare Dive

Biden Wins Presidency, Ending Four Tumultuous Years Under Trump

NY Times

Balance of Power in Senate Remains Undetermined

NY Post

Biden faces a divided Congress, stifling chance for more progressive health policies

Healthcare Dive

Londoners Enjoy Final Night Out Before New Lockdown

Reuters via YouTube

Is there a role for vitamin D in the treatment of COVID?

KevinMD

CMS requires government, most private plans to cover COVID-19 vaccines

Fierce Healthcare

As Telehealth Use Skyrockets CMS Expands Payment List

Vitale Health Law

OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, pay $8 billion, and will close the company

CNN

The Great Barrington Declaration is an ethical nightmare

Vox

Is there life after medicine?

KevinMD

COVID-19 frequently causes neurological injuries

ScienceDaily

Our Loss: The Greatest Generation Is Dying Out

KevinMD

Lyft Integrates with Epic

Healthcare Dive

2020 Breaks Record in Digital Health Investment with $9.4B in Funding

Fierce Healthcare

President and First Lady Test Positive for COVID

Fox News

Deadly Spread of Some Cancers May Be Driven by a Common Mouth Microbe

Scientific American

A Certainty of Medicine Is that Caregivers Will Forever Wrestle with Uncertainty

Real Clear Health

Medicare to save $73.4B with surgery in ASCs through 2028: 5 things to know

Becker’s ASC Review

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death means for the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case

Vox

Caring for other physicians as patients

KevinMD

Tiny Antibody Component Highly Effective Against COVID-19

UPMC.com

Capitalizing on Telehealth’s Potential

BDO

How Price Transparency Can Improve the American Healthcare System

Inside Sources

Here’s How Non-Profit Hospitals Weathered the First Half of 2020

Healthcare Dive

Hospital Could Be Facing Lower Volumes for Awhile

Fierce Healthcare

Doctors Find Possible Case of COVID-19 Reinfection in U.S.

CNN

Physician Compensation Models in a Post COVID-19 Landscape

BDO

OIG Offers Advisory Opinions on COVID-19-Related Arrangements, But …

Vitale Health Law

Trump Announces Plasma Treatment Authorized for COVID-19

ABC News

Task Force Eyes Quick Action on Nursing Home Visits

News Service of Florida via Health News Florida

Employers must take bold action to address the current mental health crisis

WillisTowersWatson.com

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Yale School of Public Health for SalivaDirect

FDA.gov

Fauci Says Voting In-Person Is as Safe as Going to the Grocery Store

Business Insider

Upcoding: How Common Is It?

The Incidental Economist

Rare Heart Condition Threatens College Football Season

ESPN

Moderna’s clinical trial numbers show there’s ‘no way’ Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day

CNN

Common cold viruses can spark response against the coronavirus, San Diego scientists report

San Diego Union Tribune

Teladoc-Livongo: Is the first digital health megadeal ‘outrageous’ or a starter gun for virtual care M&A?

Healthcare Dive

Eli Lilly starts late-stage study of coronavirus drug in nursing homes

Reuters via U.S. News & World Report

What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World

KHN

Weeks where decades happen: Telehealth 6 months into COVID-19

Healthcare Dive

CMS: Audits to Return in August

Vitale Health Law

The first Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial in the US is expected to begin next week. Here’s how the vaccine works

CNN

Italy’s Giglio Island sees zero residents with coronavirus: ‘Nobody is sick’

Fox Business

Six Months in: What Will the New Normal Look Like in Hospitals?

Healthcare Dive

Florida Healthcare Workers Feeling Strain of Coronavirus Surge

Health News Florida

Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine appears safe and induces immune response, early results suggest, but more research is needed

CNN

Coronavirus death rate: what it is, what it isn’t and why US can expect it to rise

The Guardian

Moderna Fires Up Covid Vaccine Race with Promising Early Results

Bloomberg

Pharma giant Novartis settles FCA claims

Vitale Health Law

Judge Vacates CMS Rule Forcing ACA Insurers to Bill Separately for Abortions

Fierce Healthcare

The Great Reopening Derailed

CNN

Scientists Hoped Summer Temperatures Would Tamp Down COVID Cased. What Happened?

WSJ via Fox News

Walgreens all in on primary care

CNBC

Miami-Dade to shut down restaurants again as Florida’s Covid-19 hospitalizations surge

CNN

Regeneron COVID-19 treatment enters final stage trials

Yahoo! News

Healthcare sector added 358K jobs, hospitals had first gains in 2 months

Healthcare Dive

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

KHN

At least 21 states pause reopening or take new steps to limit the spread of COVID-19

USA Today

Gilead Sets Price for COVID Drug

Healthcare Dive

Florida, Texas and Arizona Are New COVID Epicenters

Washington Post