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Lawmakers reach agreement for telehealth coverage. 

By Matt Stout, Boston Globe
December 22, 2020

Bill extends mandate for insurance carriers to cover costs of virtual appointments. Read full article here

Beacon Hill negotiators reach deal on compromise health care bill. 

From the Boston Business Journal:
December 22, 2020

"Compromise health care legislation announced Tuesday would require insurers to permanently reimburse for behavioral telehealth at the rates they'd pay for the same care in-person, one of a series of measures aimed at building on the lessons of the COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading"


Can Coronavirus Contact Tracing Survive Reopening?

By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
June 12, 2020

"John Welch, a nurse anesthetist with the nonprofit Partners in Health, was working at a clinic on the rural central plateau of Haiti when, in August of 2014, he got a call asking if he could fly to Liberia. The charity had just agreed to help in the fight against Ebola, which had cropped up in Guinea that winter and was now spreading rapidly across West Africa. Welch, who specializes in pediatric surgeries, would go on...continue reading"


A majority of US nurses have never had a COVID-19 test, and have had to re-use PPE like face masks, according to a survey of 23,000


By Angus Chen & Martha Bebinger
April 27, 2020

"Massachusetts is in the midst of a surge of COVID-19 patients. Many people who work inside hospitals say this is the most challenging moment in their professional lives. To help us grasp what’s happening, WBUR asked five front line hospital staffers, those in some of the highest risk positions, to record and...continue reading"