• A guide to clinical trials disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic March 31, 2020
    At least nine companies have reported some sort of disruption to a clinical trial as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Such news is becoming more common, as medical centers across the world focus their resources on treating people infected with the coronavirus. BioPharma Dive is tracking delays and disruptions to clinical research sponsored by […]
  • Medicare COVID-19 spending could exceed $115B March 31, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic could cost Medicare anywhere from nearly $40 billion to more than $115 billion in 2020 and 2021, depending on severity of the outbreak and hospitalization rates, according to a new analysis. The analysis by the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations suggests the unpredictable nature of the crisis could present major financial […]
  • Trump signs $2T stimulus package, clearing $100B for struggling hospitals March 31, 2020
    President Donald Trump has signed the $2 trillion stimulus package to try and bolster the U.S. economy laid low by the coronavirus and free up funds for the country's overburdened healthcare system. Congress passed an unrivaled $2 trillion stimulus package with $100 billion to provide a lifeline to the nation's struggling hospitals coping with the […]
  • COVID-19 and the grief process March 31, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic is encircling our planet and the entire human family is facing great distress. The deadly impact of the coronavirus can be felt throughout every economy in the world, as well as in villages, rural communities, cities, and suburbs the world over. From shortages of essential supplies to the demise of thousands of […]
  • Coronavirus may delay HHS' timetable for interoperability rules March 31, 2020
    Opponents of the new federal healthcare interoperability rules may have found an ally in the least likely place: The coronavirus. Because of the outbreak of the global pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working to determine whether or not to push back the originally publicized timeline of the Office of the […]
  • How to save your practice from coronavirus with telehealth services March 31, 2020
    There isn't a single private practice that won't be affected by the coronavirus pandemic in some way…some may fail, but others will flourish. This episode is all about providing you with the information I feel will most help practices survive and thrive through all this. This podcast is from a Facebook Live interview I recently […]
  • Coronavirus could hike premiums by double digits in 2021 March 31, 2020
    The new coronavirus is sending the U.S. economy into a tailspin, but could also have far-reaching economic impacts that could hit Americans over the next few years, too. The outbreak has killed more than 800 people in the U.S. and infected more than 55,000 and counting, highlighting gaps in the U.S. healthcare system already plagued […]
  • 5 FDA approval decisions to watch in the Q2 March 31, 2020
    With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting nearly every part of the drugmaking industry, there's concern the ripple effect will spread to the Food and Drug Administration, too. While the agency is focused on responding to the outbreak, it still needs to carry out the critical work of reviewing experimental medicines for other diseases.
  • The precision medicine revolution March 31, 2020
    Countless physician groups are grappling with how best to introduce and leverage genomics in their practices. Precision medicine appears to be an unstoppable force that could revolutionize how physicians diagnose and treat patients. The science of genomics has advanced at a rapid pace, and new discoveries about how these insights impact clinical decision-making are circulated […]
  • A healthier environment is an unintended consequence of the coronavirus March 31, 2020
    One significant positive from the COVID-19 pandemic? As economies are crashing, industries shuttered, and people mandated to shelter in place, the beneficiary of this is the natural environment. The coronavirus is cutting global emissions faster than any previous climate legislation or negotiations. In fact, according to numbers researched by Lauri Myllyvirta at the University of […]