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Time to double down — not let up, WHO chief scientist warns as Covid cases rise

The world needs to ramp up efforts to combat Covid-19 — and countries must not let their guard down, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned Monday as coronavirus cases around the world surge. “We’re at a very risky period,” said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan of the World Health Organization. “We need to double down, this is… Read More »

Why Do Health Insurers Require Prior Authorization?

Author Lauren Lau Published March 6, 2021 Word count 1,121 Health Insurers and Prior Authorization Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of prior authorization Medical Utilization Management “This procedure will require prior authorization.” Words that no patient or healthcare provider wants to hear when they are ready to proceed with a doctor-approved… Read More »

Some Elderly African Americans Are Hesitant About the Covid Vaccine

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story ‘At Your Age, It’s the Vaccine or the Grave’ A nurse in Baton Rouge has been on a crusade to overcome resistance among older African-Americans unwilling… Read More »

Trinity’s Chicago Mercy Hospital enters deal to avert closing doors

Dive Brief: Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, a bankrupt hospital that serves some of Chicago’s poorest residents and is owned by giant Catholic system Trinity, may wind up keeping its doors open after entering a nonbinding agreement to be acquired. Insight, which operates a small surgical hospital and biotechnology venture outside of Detroit, will be filing… Read More »