Here to Help: Coronavirus Job retention Scheme

The government has published detailed guidance which is summarised, for the full details see claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme. Who can claim? Any UK organisation with employees can apply, including: BusinessesCharitiesRecruitment agencies (agency workers paid through PAYE)Public authorities You must have created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 28 February 2020 and have a UK bank account. Where a […]

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Is 340B working?

I have written about the 340b program a number of times on this blog in the past (e.g., “The 340B Program: An Overview“, “340B Facts and Figures“). A new commentary by Thomas and Schulman (2020) in Health Services Research provides some additional information. For instance, why was 340B originally enacted? Blame the Medicaid Drug Rebate…

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UPDATED: New York State Issues Additional Guidance for Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill (US)

New York State’s COVID-19 sick leave law has been in effect since March 18, 2020 (see our prior posts here and here). Since then, several questions have remained largely unanswered for both New York employers and employees as they navigate the eligibility and application requirements of the new law, which offers individual job-protected paid or…… Continue Reading

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FCC Chairman Unveils $200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program

– FCC new program would provide immediate support to healthcare facilities and patients across the country; separate connected care pilot program would study long-term role of telehealth. – The $200 million Program would immediately support healthcare providers responding to the pandemic by providing eligible healthcare providers support to purchase telecommunications services, information services. Federal Communications … Read More

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Providence Uses Remote Patient Monitoring For 700+ COVID-19 Patients

What You Should Know: – Providence is monitoring patients suffering from COVID-19 symptoms using Xealth’s digital health platform to deliver Twistle’s care automation and remote patient monitoring platform. – So far, more than 700 positive or presumptive positive COVID-19 patients are already being helped with this solution at home, keeping patients safe while reducing additional stress … Read More

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