Practice Updates

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

The nursing shortage hitting the country is particularly dire in rural areas, which have less money than large hospitals to pay the exorbitant fees travel nursing agencies are demanding.

$103 Million in Grants to Address Burnout in Rural Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of $103 million in grants for healthcare organizations to address burnout in the healthcare workforce, particularly in rural and underserved communities.

Nurse Practitioners Should Get Reimbursement Parity

Nurse practitioners should be reimbursed by Medicare at 100 percent, up from the current 85 percent, to bring them into parity with physicians, according to the authors of a paper.

POTS Turning Up in Covid Long-Haulers

Even today, some physicians discount conditions like POTS and CFS, both much more common in women than men. With no biomarkers, these syndromes are sometimes considered psychological.