Politicians from both parties shared such reservations at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. 

Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, said his organization is collaborating with the CDC to determine “how and where" to relaunch on-site facility surveillance inspections.  

Pennsylvania is one of the latest to join the movement, with Gov. Tom Wolf signing an order Wednesday granting providers civil immunity for “good faith actions” taken during the pandemic.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had approved more than 24,000 such loans totaling some $40 billion to providers under the Advance Payment Program. 

As Congress contemplates future legislative measures to address COVID-19’s impact on the economy, the American College of Radiology is offering a few possible remedies.

"In response to concerns,” the ABR has updated materials that docs must sign when first logging into the nonprofit's system, according to a recent blog post. 

The American College of Radiology said it has strongly urged payers to waive these provisions both during and after the current crisis. 

These emergency providers offer a range of services, including x-ray, CT and ultrasound, but current regulations do not allow them to bill public payers. 

This would allow imaging physicians to order diagnostic tests, and put them on equal footing with primary care and other specialists, CEO William Thorwarth Jr., MD, noted in a recent letter to CMS. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced its latest emergency use authorization.

The Amsterdam-based company said it plans to double output at its U.S. sites by May, with a four-fold increase expected in July. 

The Office of the Inspector General report is based on phone interviews with 323 hospital leaders across nearly every state.