Morning Headlines 3/23/20
CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19
CMS will grant exceptions for reporting requirements and data-submission extensions for healthcare providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs.
Boris Johnson met with healthtech startups Babylon and Thriva to discuss scaling up coronavirus testing
The UK government enlists the help of healthcare and consumer technology companies to address the coronavirus pandemic.
Pence’s medical licensing comment stirs confusion
Vice President Pence’s statement about waiving state licensure limitations on telehealth doctors has created confusion, since only states can waive those restrictions, few have done so, and the federal government’s legal authority to preempt states is not clear.
Negative for ‘Coronavirus,’ positive for COVID-19: Stanford Medicine reformats reports after confusion
Stanford Health redesigns lab reports in its MyHealth portal after several students complained that their reports indicated testing negative for coronavirus, only to be notified soon afterward that they were positive for COVID-19.
I am surprised we've not seen more comments regarding the new FL law regarding patient data and offshore data storage…