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April 27, 2020

Doctors Expect to Use Telehealth More Extensively Post COVID-19

Telehealth is quickly emerging as an important clinical tool for physicians scrambling to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both patients and physicians report being happy with treatment delivered via telehealth, but doctors say barriers to adoption still exist.

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Policy & Politics: Employers Take a Leadership Role

The health care provisions of COVID-19-related legislation to date have focused primarily on ensuring health care providers have the resources they need to treat the influx of affected patients. In addition, Congress has rightly taken steps to slow the spread of the virus, ensure that patients have access to needed tests and treatment, and protect workers and businesses from the collapsing economy.

April 22, 2020

Large Employers Adapt Health Coverage in the Age of COVID-19

Large, self-insured U.S. employers are adjusting their health coverage to meet the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey by […]

April 20, 2020

Telehealth Providing Critical Pregnancy Support During Pandemic

Telehealth has emerged as a vital tool for helping expecting mothers and clinicians manage pregnancy in the time of COVID-19.

That was the overarching take away from a recent webinar on maternity issues and the COVID-19 pandemic held by Pacific Business Group on Health and co-hosted by the Washington Health Care Authority and Washington Health Alliance. Participants included employers who help cover the costs of about 70% of all births in Washington state.