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The World Health Organization or “WHO” has recently been subjected to a great deal of critical inquiry as a result of its early statements/actions concerning the initial spread of the COVID-19. WHO recently announced that it will incur a $1.3 billion shortfall from its response to the COVID-…

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Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act there have been a number of changes in the delivery of healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unexpected event that will apparently change the healthcare delivery system.

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Medicaid and the Children’s Health Program (“CHIP”) are insurance programs that provide health coverage for low-income children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities. COVID-19 is placing a severe strain on the programs. Unlike Medicare, which is a federal program, Medicaid and CHI…

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According to the American Hospital Association, the recent supplement of the CARES Act, in addition to providing additional funding for individuals, businesses, and families, added an emergency fund for hospitals and health systems and other types of assistance to hospitals, urban and rural.…

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress recently passed the “CARES Act” which, among other things, authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to use an emergency fund of $100 billion to provide grants (not loans) to hospitals and doctors. Kaiser Health News recently rel…

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At times, senior citizens receive official looking envelopes offering Medicaid or Medicaid Assistance with the words “Do Not Discard” or “A Prompt Reply is Required” typed on the front of the envelope. On the reverse side of the envelope, or in the enclosed letter (often in small print) ther…

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The following is a partial list of federal agencies involved in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The list is too long to include all federal agencies. Try to imagine the effort it takes to effectively coordinate their efforts; i.e. to get them to cooperate with one another.

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Medical News Today, keep a record all deaths in the United States. Both have websites. According to Medical News Today, “Around 74% of all deaths in the United States occur as a result of ten causes. Over the past 5 years, the main causes of…

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In 2018, 15 million patient records were breached during 503 healthcare data breaches. This was triple the amount breached in 2017. An Electronic Health Record known as an “EHR” is a system that allows medical professionals to quickly enter information on new patients, creating a digital rec…

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The last article discussed challenges facing the medical profession in 2020. One challenge mentioned in the article was physician dissatisfaction with Electronic Health Records referred to by the acronym “EHR’s.”

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The publication, “Medical Economics,” recently reported on the “Top Challenges Facing Physicians in 2020.” One of the top challenges dealt with administrative burdens encountered by physicians. According to the publication, “Physicians are increasingly beset by paperwork, administrative hass…

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