APRIL 2, 2020
Coronavirus cases top 5K in Georgia as death toll rises to 163
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia’s coronavirus cases surpassed 5,000 Thursday, and the number of deaths across the state continue to grow. READ MORE
[Gov.] Kemp orders state shutdown to fight virus, cites expected patient surge at hospitals
Georgia Health News
Gov. Brian Kemp is ordering Georgians to “shelter in place’’ to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the state. | READ MORE
CMS offers more flexibility, financial stability for COVID-19 care
AMA Wire
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has taken several actions that will give physicians, hospitals and other providers greater flexibility and the financial stability they need to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic. | READ MORE
What the $2 trillion coronavirus relief plan means for doctors
AMA Wire
The AMA and other physician organizations sought congressional help to the tune of $100 billion to aid practices financially battered by the global pandemic that has upended American life – and they got it. | READ MORE
Medicare will accelerate payments to providers and suppliers, CMS announces
Fierce Healthcare
Health care providers and suppliers throughout the country can start receiving accelerated and advance payments from the Medicare program to offer emergency funding and address cash flow issues caused by COVID-19 disruptions. | READ MORE
Health insurers Cigna, Humana waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus treatment
The Hill
Two major U.S. health insurers, Cigna and Humana, are waiving all out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus treatments nationwide. | READ MORE
Georgia doctors plan for wrenching choices amid slim ventilator supply (features MAG member John Sy, D.O.)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The last line of defense for some of the most serious COVID-19 patients are ventilators, the machines that keep people breathing when they can’t do that for themselves. And for what’s coming, there aren’t enough. | READ MORE
Central Georgia doctors utilize telehealth to see patients during COVID-19 crisis
A central Georgia doctor is using telehealth technology to treat his patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. | READ MORE
How to keep your physician practice going during COVID-19 pandemic
AMA Wire
While the financial squeeze for physician practices may not be as obvious as that felt by bars, restaurants and other businesses shut down by social-distancing measures nationwide, doctors’ offices are still being hurt financially. | READ MORE
Dr. Michelle Au: “I started sleeping in the guest room in the basement” (features MAG member)
Atlanta Magazine
For our 21st Century Plague project, we spoke with 17 Georgians about the toll of COVID-19. Below, Dr. Michelle Au – an anesthesiologist at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital – describes the preparations at her hospital and explains why intubating patients is one of the riskiest procedures for physicians. | READ MORE
[Georgia] Guardsmen being sent to long-term care facilities as coronavirus spreads
Georgia Health News
Gov. Brian Kemp is sending National Guard troops to a South Georgia nursing home to help personnel contain an outbreak of COVID-19, as part of a state effort to fight the disease in long-term care facilities. | READ MORE
6 keys for retired physicians considering return to practice
AMA Wire
States across the nation are calling on retired physicians and other health professionals to consider reentering the workforce to help mitigate the strain on the U.S. health system that’s a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. | READ MORE
Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor
The Associated Press
As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. | READ MORE
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