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CVS & Walgreens Have Wasted More Vaccine Than Most States Combined

Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against covid-19 account for the lion’s share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 182,874 wasted doses as of late March, three months into the country’s effort to vaccinate the masses…

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Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empty middle seats on airplanes — so, too, are health insurers. Many voluntarily waived  all deductibles, copayments and other costs for insured patients who fell ill with covid-19 and needed hospital care, doctor visits, medications or other treatment….

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COVID19: Smoke for a Cure

I’ve always had a dream that when I turned 50 I would move to Paris and take up smoking. But lately I have been thinking, why wait? I want the COVID19 vaccine ASAP, but I can’t get it. It turns out smokers are eligible for the vaccine without even needing proof. New Jersey is one…

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Advance Directives: When Serious Illness Strikes

This week’s blog post features guest contributor Dan Morhaim, M.D, co-author of Preparing for A Better End: Expert Lessons on Death and Dying for Your and Your Loved Ones. Perhaps it’s the result of a serious accident, an unexpected blood clot, or a deteriorating COVID19 infection. Picture this: You are brought to a hospital, unconscious…

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Fraud Spotlight: How Crises Can Impact Fraud Investigations

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19, what do these two very different things have in…

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