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2 Missouri Hairstylists Potentially Exposed Over 100 Clients To Coronavirus

A Missouri hairstylist who had COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive for the disease served 84 clients over eight days earlier this month, a county health department said Friday. On Saturday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced that a second hairstylist at the salon tested positive for COVID-19. The person reportedly worked five days while experiencing mild […]

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Funding roundup: Mental health startup led by former Uber exec gets $100 million

Telehealth once again captured investors’ attention this week when Amwell raised a large funding round. The Boston-based company raised $ 194 million from previous investor Allianz X and drugmaker Takeda. Though Amwell had been talking to investors well before the Covid-19 pandemic started, the telehealth company and its competitors have seen a surge of visits […]

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CMS expands telehealth options for Medicare Advantage plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow Medicare Advantage plans to cover a wider range of telehealth services. The new rule would give Medicare Advantage plans the flexibility to count certain telehealth specialists toward network adequacy requirements, including dermatology, psychiatry, cardiology, and primary care. The agency said the changes were designed to […]