OCTOBER 1, 2020
MAG & MedPro collaboration to provide leading med-mal solution in Georgia
MAG Press Release
The Medical Association of Georgia has announced that it is collaborating with MedPro Group – the nation’s largest and highest-rated health care liability insurance carrier ­– to provide an industry-leading medical malpractice solution for physicians in Georgia. READ MORE
Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools
Associated Press
President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. | READ MORE
New U.S. COVID-19 cases rise in 27 states for two straight weeks
The United States recorded 316,000 new cases in the week ended September 27, up 10 percent from the previous seven days and the highest in six weeks, according to the analysis of state and county data. | READ MORE
Vaccines and COVID-19 (features MAG member Sandra Fryhofer, M.D.)
AMA COVID-19 Update
American Medical Association Board of Trustees member Sandra Fryhofer, M.D., addressed the latest COVID-19 and vaccines developments on the September 25 edition of the ‘AMA COVID-19 Update.’ | READ MORE
Pharmacies are bracing for a surge in demand for flu shots amid the COVID-19 pandemic
With flu season fast approaching, and the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, hospitals and pharmacies across the country are stockpiling far more flu vaccines than normal, anticipating a surge in demand. | READ MORE
Trump administration plans crackdown on hospitals failing to report COVID-19 data
The federal government is preparing to crack down aggressively on hospitals for not reporting complete COVID-19 data daily into a federal data system, according to internal documents obtained by NPR. | READ MORE
New poll shows health care rate-setting is politically unviable
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) released a poll of Senate battleground states today showing voters overwhelmingly oppose government schemes like rate-setting as an answer to surprise medical billing. Voters hold doctors and nurses in the highest regard, with more than 90 percent agreeing the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how valuable and vital their work is as they fight on the front lines. | READ MORE
Pandemic-related stress could lead to increase in mental health issues, suicides
The Augusta Chronicle
Concern is rising among experts about the long term effects the coronavirus pandemic might have on mental health, which could result in an increase in suicides this year. | READ MORE
As insurers move this week to stop waiving telehealth copays, patients may have to pay more for virtual care
Starting [today], several private health insurers will no longer fully pay for virtual visits under certain circumstances – effectively reinstituting costs for patients reliant on the virtual care that has been heralded as a lifeline at a time when COVID-19 is still killing more than 700 Americans each day. | READ MORE
To succeed with telehealth, know your “webside manner”
AMA Wire
Telehealth has been in some level of development in many U.S. physician practices for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust it to the forefront of patient care, often before doctors have been properly trained to do it. | READ MORE
Despite advances, gender disparities persist in medicine
AMA Wire
From the executive suite to the front lines of the COVID-19 response, women physicians continue to make significant progress in medicine, both professionally and personally. And yet persistent and troubling disparities remain that keep us on unequal footing with our male colleagues. | READ MORE
Hazelden Betty Ford forms alliance with Emory Healthcare in Georgia (mentions MAG)
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation this week announced that it is partnering with Emory Healthcare, the largest health care system in the state of Georgia, to form the Addiction Alliance of Georgia, a venture that the two parties say is designed reduce addiction rates and improve rates of recovery. | READ MORE
For deaf people, pandemic brings unique problems
Georgia Health News
The coronavirus pandemic has posed challenges for the deaf community and reintroduced some barriers to communication. | READ MORE
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