The American Hospital Association is asking HHS and CMS to distribute emergency funds directly to rural and urban hospitals and health systems designated for providers in the CARES Act.

U.S. hospitals were already facing falling margins when the COVID-19 pandemic began to ramp up in the nation.

Louisiana is the most exposed state economy when it comes to the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Humana and Cigna both announced March 30 that consumers would not have to pay for treatment related to COVID-19-covered services.

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

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.

The White House and Senate have reached a deal for a stimulus package worth about $2 trillion, with help coming to hospitals and healthcare providers dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kaiser Permanente, the nonprofit health system based in California, has canceled its plans to build new headquarters expected to cost $900 million.

 

Some of the nation’s largest healthcare systems have joined forces with technology companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, nonprofits and academic institutions to form a coalition dedicated to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives.

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 patient who sought treatment for coronavirus symptoms in late February was left with a medical bill of $34,927.43 for testing and treatment.