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Kids Are Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). CLEVELAND — Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are missing out on more than vaccines. Critical testing for lead poisoning has plummeted in many parts of the country. In the Upper Midwest, Northeast… Read More »

Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices on Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies for Coronavirus – The Intercept

In recent weeks, investment bankers have pressed health care companies on the front lines of fighting the novel coronavirus, including drug firms developing experimental treatments and medical supply firms, to consider ways that they can profit from the crisis. The media has mostly focused on individuals who have taken advantage of the market for now-scarce… Read More »

Post-acute providers often lack budget to implement critical health IT

Almost one in five post-acute facilities have been operating at negative margins for the past five years or longer, a BlackBook survey of 1,640 providers of long-term and post-acute care revealed, and 84 percent of post-acute administrators report having no budgeted funds for technology acquisitions or improvements in 2019. Post-acute care providers are at continued… Read More »