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Texas’ hospital system confirms its first case of new COVID-19 lambda variant

Loading the player… Just when people were beginning to wrap their heads around the delta variant of COVID-19, this week, Texas’ hospital system has become the first to report a case of the lambda variant. According to ABC News, Monday, Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, confirmed its first case of the… Read More »

Covid death rate is now 16 TIMES lower than it was during the first and second waves

Covid death rate is now 16 TIMES lower than it was during the first and second waves, data shows amid fears daily infections will breach 200,000 in the next few weeks Infections are currently running at about 45,000 a day while there are 40 Covid fatalities every 24 hours  But when infections were at this… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

Biden administration issues first in a series of rules to eliminate surprise medical billing

The Biden administration has issued its first in a series of rules to eliminate surprise billing practices and high out-of-network cost-sharing for emergency and non-emergency healthcare services. “No patient should forgo care for fear of surprise billing,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. “Health insurance should offer patients peace of mind that they… Read More »