Care Delivery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period this fall by one month. 

 

Nearly 3 million Americans gained healthcare coverage during the special enrollment period (SEP) created by President Joe Biden, the White House announced.

The Food and Drug Administration has taken a non-stance when it comes to recommending COVID-19 booster shots.

 

Expanding Medicaid is associated with better health outcomes at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), according to a recent study published in JAMA.

 

A combined vaccine that fights the flu and COVID-19 is in the works, with the biotech company behind it beginning the first phase of clinical trials.

 

COVID-19 vaccines have been effective in preventing roughly 140,000 deaths in the U.S., according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.

 

E-commerce giant Amazon is bringing its expanding healthcare services to 20 U.S. cities.

 

Physicians received higher pay in 2020, with a minor compensation increase, according to the annual AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.

 

Two out of three people have had a negative experience with a medical provider, according to a recent survey from Accenture.

 

A special enrollment period implemented by the Biden administration saw more than 2.5 million people sign up for health insurance.

 

CVS Health has stopped offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at its pharmacies, though it still will provide the single-dose vaccine at some MinuteClinic retail locations, according to CNBC.

 

Honor, a private duty homecare company, has acquired Home Instead, one of the largest in-home care providers in the U.S. The combined companies are worth $2.1 billion.

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The society said it has no plans, as of yet, to add new safeguards following the Biden administration's announcement on Monday.

   
   
   
   
   
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