Americans who had coronavirus symptoms in March and April are getting big hospital bills — because they were not sick enough to get then-scarce COVID tests. Some insurers say they are trying to correct these bills, but patients may have to put up a fight.
With stay-at-home orders in place, hospitals experimented with delivering many treatments to patients where they lived. They were a success. As society reopens, the return of old payment practices may prevent the adoption of this new, efficient model of care.
Algunos pueden adquirir un seguro de salud bajo ACA apelando a un período especial de inscripción. Otros descubren que pueden aplicar para Medicaid. Hay alternativas pero el tiempo corre.
But some of those options, like special enrollment periods, are time-sensitive.
Lo importante, según expertos, es que a medida que los estados reinicien actividades, se continúe practicando el distanciamiento social, se usen máscaras, y se mantenga el lavado de manos.
States and the federal government are experimenting with steps that will allow people to start working again and returning to more typical lifestyles. But public health experts offer their thoughts on the related risk-benefit calculations.
With most nonemergency procedures shelved for now, many health insurers are expected to see profits in the near term, but the longer view of how the coronavirus will affect them is far more complicated and could well impact what people pay for coverage next year.
Big data plays a critical role in the success of current public health efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus. Privacy advocates, though, are watching closely.
The CDC recommends that Americans wear facial masks when they go to public places, such as the grocery store. But this is only one part of a multipronged effort to stop the virus’s spread.
Emergency rule changes by the federal government and some insurers have made telemedicine a useful tool.
Desde la toma de la muestra con un hisopo hasta el paso final, expertos explican cómo se trata la muestra para COVID-19, y explican futuros tests rápidos que podrían arrojar un resultado en minutos.
A common complaint about the testing process is the long turnaround time for results.
There’s an array of recommendations about how to adjust our lives to reduce the spread of the novel virus. All are motivated by the same guiding principle: The better the public does in these efforts, the better off everyone will be.
Con el mundo respondiendo rápido a la pandemia de coronavirus, se requiere más y mejor distanciamiento social. Pero, ¿qué sigue siendo aceptable?
If someone tells you, “I’d love to go to dinner, but I’m socially distancing,” don’t be offended. It’s likely they are trying to do a good deed for public health.
Cuáles son las diferencias entre auto-control, auto-cuarentena, aislamiento y distanciamiento social. Todas medidas de salud pública en vigencia en distintas partes del país.
The vice president’s remarks are more proof that health care is complicated.
Even in the event of an outbreak, employers have to follow certain rules in their efforts to protect employees from this virus.
Con la camada de pre candidatos demócratas a la presidencia más mayor en la historia, el tema de la salud personal forma parte del debate.
A recent cardiac health dust-up between former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders, both vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, focuses attention on this question.