Cost of COVID-19: PBMs Advocate for Increased Access to Meds as COVID-19 Rages On
For certain populations in America, access to quality health care and related services is a challenge. But during a pandemic like we’re experiencing with COVID-19, it can be nearly impossible.
Cost of COVID-19: Big school news for NC parents
UPDATE May 20 - The Governor has now announced that the state is ready to move into Phase 2 of reopening. This includes some big announcements for parents. UPDATE May 5 -: Governor Cooper has announced that North Carolina will enter phase 1 of reopening on Friday, May 8 at 5:00 pm. Yesterday, Governor Cooper announced that he was extending the state’s stay-at-home order until May 8, 2020 and offered some additional detail as to what reopening the state would look like.
Cost of COVID-19: Telehealth is a life (and cost) saver
Did you have a virtual Easter or Passover celebration with your family this year, maybe over a video conference? We are so lucky that in the time of social distancing we have access to technology that can keep us connected as families. Some of the same technologies that we use to keep in touch with our loved ones are available to us for medical care as well. Telehealth (or telemedicine) is the what we call the use of technology to deliver care over long distances.
COVID-19 Forces Closures, Reductions As Virus Sweeps Across NC
As the Coronavirus disease 2019 — or COVID-19 as it’s also called — spreads rampantly across the globe, the state of North Carolina and its residents continue to bear the impact. Whether directly or indirectly, we know that each of you is feeling the effects of this pandemic and that this is an especially challenging time. We also acknowledge that there’s a lot of misinformation and confusion floating around related to announcements, government orders, and resources available to residents. In an effort to provide some clarity, we’ve put together the first of what we envision being a regular update on how NC is faring with COVID-19.
Cost of COVID-19: Lawmakers Hopeful CARES Act Will Address Americans’ Needs As COVID-19 Rages On
With news telecasts and the internet supplying a constant barrage of disheartening updates around the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), North Carolinians have clung to whatever positivity they can find. With the passing of a bill titled The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Americans everywhere took a sigh of relief for the first time in weeks.
Cost of COVID-19: An end to surprise billing for coronavirus patients
Let's make this permanent We have talked about surprise medical bills many times on this website. These are bills received by patients - sometimes months after getting care – from an out-of-network provider even when the patient received treatment at an in-network facility.