• Review ID's Racism During Care of Black Doctor Who Died of COVID

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    An external review has concluded that racial bias as well as lack of empathy and compassion were present in the care of Black physician Susan Moore, MD, who died of COVID-19 at an Indiana University Health hospital in December...
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  • ED maintains HIV screening by combining it with COVID-19 tests

    ED maintains HIV screening by combining it with COVID-19 tests

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The pandemic has disrupted HIV care, including routine testing. By making phlebotomy part of the COVID-19 testing process, an ED at the University of Chicago Medicine kept up its HIV screening volumes during the pandemic, data show.
    “Patients seen in the ED have a high prevalence of undiagnosed HIV, including patients with acute HIV - priority populations for public health,” David Pitrak, MD, professor of medicine and section chief of infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine , told Healio Primary Care. “Although there has been modeling that
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  • CMS: Beneficiaries forewent millions of mental health care visits due to COVID-19 pandemic

    CMS: Beneficiaries forewent millions of mental health care visits due to COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    CMS today published data showing that beneficiaries forewent millions of primary, preventive and mental health care visits between March 2020 and October 2020 because of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
    Utilizations rates have returned to pre-pandemic levels for certain treatments; however, mental health services had the slowest rebound.
    “This new data provides a window into the impacts of the pandemic for marginalized communities - particularly children and other vulnerable people - and is critical as we work towards meeting the needs of those that rely on Medicaid and
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