Day: January 7, 2021

CVS Health administering COVID-19 vaccine at skilled nursing facilities in 49 states

CVS Health is now administering COVID-19 vaccines in skilled nursing facilities in 49 states, with the rollout beginning in 36 states and Washington, D.C. last week. New York, Florida, Ohio and Maine were among the first states in the rollout; Wyoming is the latest, having been added to CVS’ slate on Monday.

Start dates were chosen by each state, in addition to which types of long-term care facilities to activate first. The most at-risk patients were prioritized. Of the roughly 15,000 skilled nursing facilities nationwide, nearly 8,000 partnered with CVS Health. 

The company expects to complete administration of first doses in skilled nursing facilities by January 25, consistent with timelines originally shared with states and provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WHAT’S THE IMPACT

States will have activated nearly 31,000 assisted living facilities partnering with CVS Health by next week, with first doses administered in all facilities

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Northwell Health rescinds more than 2,500 patient medical bill lawsuits

New York City-primarily based Northwell Well being is placing a pause on all legal filings and rescinding claims from 2020 subsequent a New York Situations post that claimed the wellbeing procedure sued thousands of sufferers for unpaid health-related costs.

The Situations described on Tuesday that Northwell sued extra than two,500 sufferers previous 12 months for unpaid health-related costs averaging $1,seven-hundred. Some of the legal claims were for costs as little as $seven-hundred, the post explained.

At the commence of the pandemic, Northwell imposed a six-thirty day period-extended pause on legal filings from April to September. The lawsuits referenced by the Situations are from health-related incidents in advance of the COVID-19 pandemic, explained Barbara Osborn, Northwell’s VP of community relations in a statement released to Healthcare Finance News.

Continue to, given the current uptick in COVID-19 cases, the wellbeing procedure has prolonged the pause on legal filings and will rescind

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