Covid

More COVID Funding a Much-Needed Shot in the Arm for Rural Communities

More COVID Funding a Much-Needed Shot in the Arm for Rural Communities

COVID cases and deaths are declining across the US, leading more states to open back up. But experts fear that COVID clusters, like those in North Carolina and Hawaii will occur, especially in rural counties where vaccination rates are lower (38.9%) than in urban...

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Ohio Health Organizations Struggling With Covid-19 Billing Backlogs

Ohio Health Organizations Struggling With Covid-19 Billing Backlogs

The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting County Health Departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Community Based Organizations hard, especially within rural communities. Unsubmitted and unpaid Covid-19 claims are piling up and administration is finding it difficult...

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Providers Can Get Reimbursed for COVID Vaccine Administration Costs Not Covered by Insurance

Providers Can Get Reimbursed for COVID Vaccine Administration Costs Not Covered by Insurance

Healthcare providers, pharmacies, and mass immunizers can now recoup administration costs for COVID-19 vaccines given to underinsured patients whose plans do not cover administrative costs or that require some sort of cost-sharing, according to a May 3rd announcement...

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HIV Cases Among Intravenous Drug Users Increase During COVID Epidemic: Part 1

HIV Cases Among Intravenous Drug Users Increase During COVID Epidemic: Part 1

The CDC estimated that at the end of 2018, 1.2 million Americans were living with HIV; 186,500 of those cases were a result of intravenous drug use (HIV Surveillance Report, 2020). This is a growing trend, as 2,492 newly diagnosed HIV cases were reported among people...

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