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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: Medicare Will Cover COVID-19 Vaccines At No Out-Of-Pocket Cost, Hospitals Hit With Ransomware Attacks As FBI Warns Of Escalating Threat To Health Care, How Should Providers Prepare For Potential Changes To Telehealth Reimbursements, Are Walmart and Walgreens Clinics Good Or Bad For Health Systems?

Here's The Latest in Health Care:

With potential vaccines on the horizon, CMS says that Medicare and most private insurers will cover FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to beneficiaries. The interim final rule also implements parts of the CARES Act to ensure swift coverage of a COVID-19 vaccine by most private health insurance plans without cost-sharing during the course of the public health emergency.  Read More

Federal agencies warn that cybercriminals are escalating their extortion attempts against the health care sector even as hospitals are facing a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases. Several U.S. hospitals have already been targeted in ransomware attacks this week as malicious groups are expected to continue attacks that could lead to data theft and disruption of health care services.  Read More

The future potential of telehealth may hinge on how it's reimbursed. While virtual care may be popular among both practices and patients, if providers can't get paid for their services, it will make it extremely difficult to continue to provide them. Most experts believe telehealth is here to stay, but in what capacity will depend largely on establishing clear standards and reimbursement guidelines.  Read More

Large retail companies like Walmart, Walgreens and CVS are increasingly offering health care services at their locations across the U.S. as well as online. Retail clinics have a big opportunity to capitalize on the consumer demand for services such as disease prevention, chronic disease management, wellness and behavioral health, while also streamlining care delivery.  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, and care navigation software.
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