Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Aug 11, 2020
More than 380,000 U.S. children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, which represents 9.1% of cases in states reporting age, according to an analysis released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association.
Aug 11, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services continues to update its CARES Act FAQ to aid hospitals and health systems in understanding the nuances of the provider relief fund.
Aug 11, 2020
The American Medical Association released new Current Procedural Terminology codes for reporting SARS-CoV-2 laboratory testing on medical claims.
Aug 11, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the extension of its Appropriate Use Criteria testing period through 2021.
Aug 11, 2020
Health and Human Services posted COVID-19 testing plans for state, local and territorial jurisdictions through the rest of calendar year 2020.
Aug 11, 2020
Recent weeks of surging COVID-19 cases in Texas have strained the state’s health care system. In response, post-acute care hospitals are forging closer relationships with their referral partners to optimize resources needed to treat COVID-19-positive and medically complex recovering COVID-19…
Aug 10, 2020
President Trump authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to use up to $44 billion in Stafford Act disaster relief funds to supplement individuals’ wages resulting from lost work due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Aug 10, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration revoked its emergency use authorization for a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test made by Autobio Diagnostics Co. due to concerns with the accuracy of the test when evaluated at the National Institutes of Health’s Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.
Aug 10, 2020
The Health Resources and Services Administration expects in mid-August to distribute half of the $5 billion in Provider Relief Funds announced last month to enhance COVID-19 response at Medicare-certified long-term care facilities, the agency said Friday.
Aug 10, 2020
In an op-ed published in Fierce Healthcare, Robyn Begley, AHA’s chief nursing officer and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, urged Americans to take steps to defeat COVID-19 by adopting the mindset employed in every hospital and health system nationwide.