Hospitals are facing “massive losses” treating patients with COVID-19––even with higher reimbursement for service, according to a new study from Strata Decision.

Telehealth is having a moment in the sun as a possible answer to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus by limiting exposure risks to patients and healthcare professionals.

A total of 23 states have received approved section 1135 waivers for their Medicaid programs from CMS as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new coronavirus could have long-lasting impacts on the economy and health insurance, potentially ballooning premiums next year, according to a new report from Covered California, the health insurance marketplace in California.

Health insurer Aetna, owned by CVS Health, has opted to waive cost-sharing and co-pays for commercially insured members of the company when it comes to care for COVID-19.

Health insurance giant Cigna has expanded its collaboration with Cricket Health, a kidney care provider, to use a machine learning algorithm that identifies Cigna customers with or at risk for developing late-stage chronic kidney disease. Cigna is a major investor in Cricket Health, committing $24 million in a Series A funding round in 2018.

A new study conducted in a simulated Singapore setting reveals that efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, can actually have a positive effect.

Eleven more states are following the lead of Florida and Washington in applying for Section 1135 Medicaid waivers to be granted more flexibility in dealing with the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

 

Medicaid has undergone significant changes over the last several years, both after states were allowed to expand the federal program under the Affordable Care Act and after President Trump recently announced states will be allowed to cap spending for the program.

The state of Washington is the second states to receive an approved Section 1135 Medicaid waiver from CMS to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is jumping in to help curb the spread of COVID-19 with a new Diagnostic Development Initiative to support customers working on bringing better, more accurate diagnostic solutions to market.

The first at-home test for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, may soon be available, with the company selling the test, myLAB Box, opening a pre-sale.