Tag Archives: hospitals

Pediatric hospitals face ‘double whammy,’ not spared from COVID-19 effects

Despite COVID-19 being more lethal in older people, the pandemic and its effects have not spared pediatric hospitals. Pediatric patient volumes were hard hit in the early months of this year amid the onset of the public health crisis, but they’ve been slower to return compared with adult acute care facilities, a lingering problem for… Read More »

‘The goal posts keep moving’: Trump administration reportedly plans crackdown on hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appears to be planning on cracking down on hospitals that do not report COVID-19 data daily into the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS Protect TeleTracking system, reported NPR this week. A draft letter from the agency would require hospitals to report data, including the number… Read More »

HHS said to reverse course, with hospitals to report COVID-19 data to CDC again

[Update: This piece has been updated to include a response from HHS.] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly said Thursday that it would return responsibility for collecting data from hospitals about COVID-19 patients back to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but HHS later said the process would not change.  Dr. Deborah… Read More »

Hospitals see fuzzy future for patient volume, predict an additional $120B in losses this year

Dive Brief: A June survey from the American Hospital Association paints a grim outlook for systems hoping to return to normal volumes anytime this year. The majority (67%) of respondents said they didn’t think they would achieve baseline volumes by the end of this year, while 30% reported the timeframe was “unknown” or that they “never” expected… Read More »

HHS starts doling out $12B in CARES funds to 395 hospitals in COVID-19 hot spots

Dive Brief: HHS said Friday it will begin distributing funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for hospitals in COVID-19 hot spots as well as those in rural areas. The department is sending $ 12 billion across 395 hospitals that provided inpatient treatment to 100 or more COVID-19 patients through April 10.… Read More »