A new survey by the Bipartisan Policy Center concludes that telehealth could continue to be used on a large scale after the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, and could help prevent unnecessary emergency room visits.
An up-to-date provider data repository can help manage data from multiple sources and improve patient care.
Masks and proof of vaccination will be required on the ground in Las Vegas, and a corresponding digital event will also take place.
The deal was first announced in January and immediately drew opposition, including from competing payers, the American Hospital Association and the American Antitrust Institute, over anticompetitive concerns.
CVS contends the reviews are a regular part of doing business in federal programs, and it “expects CMS and the OIG to continue these types of audits.”
Executives said Thursday that COVID-19-related costs were also higher than anticipated for the quarter.
Comments “overwhelmingly supported” the plan to use pre-pandemic data on the cost of inpatient stays to inform CMS’ rates for fiscal 2022.
Falling vaccination rates lead the company to expect the pandemic to be a “modest negative for 2021,” CFO Shawn Guertin said. Previously, it expected COVID-19 to have little to no impact on full-year earnings.
“Companies that choose to proceed with transactions that have not been fully investigated are doing so at their own risk,” the regulator said Tuesday.
A number of states allowed medical professionals licensed elsewhere to hold virtual visits with their residents during the pandemic. While some are making those rollbacks permanent, others are going back to pre-pandemic rules.