In only a matter of months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken a shocking toll on the United States. But no one is bearing the brunt of the crisis more than medical professionals and institutions. Far from being a singular problem, the pandemic has exasperated and worsened many of the challenges US healthcare has struggled with for years.
With the country beginning to reopen and multiple states lifting their lockdown orders, coronavirus testing is as crucial as ever. To better facilitate COVID-19 procedures and testing throughout the pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new procedural codes.
For the longest time, working remotely was a trend, a perk, or a lifestyle. But a lot has changed in the past months. Working from home may be the direction that many US businesses are heading toward in response to the health, safety, financial, and business operation challenges brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.
As multiple states move to lift lockdown measures, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new set of regulation waivers. The changes aim to support coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, telehealth availability, hospital capacity, and medical workforce numbers nationwide.
While the world is busy looking for ways to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19), cybercriminals are busy looking for ways to capitalize on our fear and uncertainty. Many of them appear to be especially interested in taking advantage of healthcare facilities, including practices like yours.