In November 2022, CMS finalized a new Medicare provider designation for rural hospitals in its final Outpatient Prospective Payment System ruling. As outlined in the details, the ruralemergency hospital designation will be implemented in January 2023, allowing rural and critical access hospitals to receive a 5% payment increase for their services, … [Read more...]
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OPYS Expands Nationally and Grows Leadership Team
Physician-owned and operated OPYS addresses physician shortages and medical placement challenges with double-digit growth. Expanding its national network, OPYS provides hospital-based physician management group outsourcing to emergency, inpatient, urgent care, and telemedicine centers, delivering a customized array of physician services. Original … [Read more...]
Do Financial Incentives Motivate People to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Since the vaccines against COVID-19 were in development, physicians and other healthcare experts recognized that the rollout of the vaccines would likely be met with vaccine hesitancy. While the world has contended with a group of people who are opposed to any type of vaccination - the so-called anti-vaxxers - it was immediately clear to behavioral … [Read more...]
Monitoring mRNA Vaccine Safety
The speed with which the COVID-19 vaccines were developed raised concerns among healthcare professionals and the general public alike regarding both the long-term efficacy and safety of the vaccines. Though certain vaccines were granted emergency use authorization given the gravity of the public health crisis, efficacy and safety data have been … [Read more...]
Can Blood Pressure Control Help With Alzheimer’s Disease?
Given the devastating toll of Alzheimer’s disease and the expectation that cases and deaths from the disease will continue to rise as the elderly population grows in the U.S., researchers focus significant effort toward improving our understanding of the disease and finding new ways for physicians to treat it. Thus far, no disease-modifying therapy … [Read more...]