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Gist Healthcare Daily

Jun 30, 2020

Gilead Sciences is charging American patients with private insurance more than $3,000 for its COVID-19 treatment. ICU beds in COVID hot spots across the South and West are filling up and demand for COVID tests is quickly outpacing supply.

Jun 29, 2020

Former CEO of Houston based Memorial Hermann Health System and current partner at Relia Healthcare Advisors, Chuck Stokes says the pandemic has exposed how fragmented acute care is from the public health infrastructure. He believes that new healthcare positions will continue to be created to help connect the two systems.

Jun 26, 2020

Experts believe coronavirus infection rates are 10 times the number of confirmed cases. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is trying to help independent practices get through the pandemic by changing how they are paid. And local officials are finding the virus is spreading through parties, not protests.

Jun 25, 2020

Daily coronavirus cases are hitting levels not seen since April. Insurers don’t have to pay for return to work COVID-19 tests. And the Democrats introduce legislation to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. 

Jun 24, 2020

A judge rules the government can require hospitals to disclose negotiated prices with insurers. The nation’s top infectious disease official is optimistic about a coronavirus vaccine. And Avalere estimates COVID-19 hospitalizations could end up costing $17B this year.