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Coronavirus in Minnesota: 27 more deaths; Walz to allow elective medical p

For the foreseeable future, MinnPost will be providing daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota, published following the press phone call conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with Gov. Tim Walz and administration officials each afternoon. Here are the latest updates from May 5, 2020: 7,851 confirmed cases; 455 deaths  Another 27 Minnesotans have […]

Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy
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Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gastroenterologists can safely return to elective procedures when adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) is available, professional societies say. Noting that some states have already lifted restrictions imposed to guard against COVID-19, the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) and the Digestive Health Physicians […]

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Health Care Facilities Permitted To Resume Elective Surgeries | News, Sports, Jobs

Hospitals and health care facilities in Chautauqua County have been permitted to resume elective surgeries. The decision, formally announced Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, should come as good news to hospitals that have been forced to consider furloughing employees due to the lack of procedures that bring in steady revenue. In mid-March, Cuomo mandated that […]

ANALYSIS-U.S. health insurers benefit as elective care cuts offset coronavirus costs
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ANALYSIS-U.S. health insurers benefit as elective care cuts offset coronavirus costs

By Manojna Maddipatla and Caroline Humer NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) – As Americans delay elective surgeries and avoid doctors and hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare spending declines have more than offset the added costs of COVID-19 care, insurance executives and experts say, boosting U.S. health insurer profits. Those gains, however, could be short […]

U.S. health insurers benefit as elective care cuts offset coronavirus costs | News
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U.S. health insurers benefit as elective care cuts offset coronavirus costs | News

Monday, April 27, 2020 7:17 a.m. EDT by Thomson Reuters By Manojna Maddipatla and Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Americans delay elective surgeries and avoid doctors and hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare spending declines have more than offset the added costs of COVID-19 care, insurance executives and experts say, boosting U.S. health […]