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Michigan to expand access to promising COVID antibody treatment amid surge

Michigan intends to expand access to promising yet underutilized antibody treatments as hospitalizations and test positivity rates in the state soar. “Monoclonal antibodies are an incredible treatment … that we want to deploy in Michigan,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said earlier this week. “A monoclonal antibody … can be a lifesaver, and it can keep you… Read More »

New HHS Secretary Becerra urged to expand digital health access

Health advocacy groups congratulated new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on his confirmation Thursday afternoon, urging him to use the position to advance digital health initiatives and continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate confirmed Becerra, who will become the first Latino person to hold the cabinet position, in… Read More »

UnitedHealth, Cigna to expand Medicare Advantage footprints, touting telehealth for 2021

Major payers are expanding their Medicare Advantage footprints next year, and focusing on telehealth benefits and reduced cost-sharing — both trends accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased competition puts more plans in the market with low or no premiums as bullish payers have reported massive profits from deferred care over the past several months.… Read More »

Humana and ADVault expand MyDirectives for advance care planning

Humana and ADVault have announced the expansion of the digital advance care planning platform, MyDirectives to all Humana Medicare Advantage and commercial members. Authorized providers can access the ADVault global repository and get real-time access to the goals, preferences and priorities of Humana members should they become incapacitated and unable to speak for themselves. Through… Read More »