MHE June 2020 Issue

Telehealth and Therapy: On the Couch. But Now It’s Your Own Sofa.

June 25, 2020

COVID-19 forced a shift to virtual behavioral health therapy. Some once-skeptical providers, however, are finding telehealth beneficial. Reimbursement and continued relaxation of regulations will determine whether it’s here to stay.

9 Ways to Show Strong Leadership During the COVID-19 Outbreak

June 26, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has tried the souls of people the world over, both personally and professionally, and healthcare executives are no exception. Despite seeing their plans and schedules torn up, executives can meet and master the unrelenting demands of leadership when a typical workday is anything but. Consider these tips from your industry peers to not just survive but also thrive — and to inspire your employees to do the same.

Another Consequence of COVID-19: A Worsening of Drug Shortages

June 24, 2020

Demand for medications needed for patients who were intubated or put on a ventilator led to some shortages. The CARES Act has some provisions that may help deal with long-standing causes of the drug shortages that plague U.S. healthcare.

Covid-19 Hit: Picking Up the Pieces of American Healthcare

June 18, 2020

Some hospitals were overwhelmed. But for many providers, COVID-19 has meant the absence of patients - and major drops in revenue. And now there is a possible economic downturn. COVID-19 has hit American healthcare and hit it hard.   

4 Ways PBMs are Changing

June 22, 2020

Pharmacy benefit managers are taking steps to be more responsible for the total cost of care and to become more transparent, while adding technology tools to support patients, payers and physicians in a post-COVID-19 world.

CT Scans for Diagnosing COVID-19? Not So Much.

June 23, 2020

Early studies from China suggested that CT scans of the lungs could be used to diagnose the disease. But as PCR tests became available, radiology groups said CT scans should be used more sparingly and in confirmed cases.