Maintaining financial health is one of the most crucial (and complex) responsibilities of any care provider. Since COVID-19 was thrown into the mix, the tasks of billing, collections, and revenue management have become even more challenging.
Mental health is complicated. Navigating our mental and emotional burdens is difficult under the most routine circumstances. But during a pandemic? You may have found that it’s a totally different ballgame. If you are having a hard time maintaining your mental health since COVID-19 turned the world upside down, you are not alone.
The way the healthcare industry has pivoted to remote and virtual treatment to manage the risk of COVID-19 has been quite remarkable.
Last week I self-administered a COVID-19 test in my car, by sticking a cotton swab quite a ways up both of my nostrils, while a care provider in full PPE silently observed me on the other side of my sealed window. 2020 is weird. To backtrack a bit, CVS Health has opened rapid COVID-19 drive-through tests in Georgia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Michigan.
Breaking telemedicine news! The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “...will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers...during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.”