Last week we shared Part 1 of our conversation with Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, Dr. James Hellinger about new COVID-19 findings. Continue reading for part 2 where Dr. Hellinger talks about COVID-19 testing requirements if you're vaccinated, advice for vaccinated parents living with unvaccinated children, and the importance of vaccinating adolescents.
Now that 70 percent of Massachusetts has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the science and data drive lifted restrictions and broadening age requirements for vaccine eligibility. Based on these new changes, we had another conversation with Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, Dr. James Hellinger. Continue reading for part 1 of our conversation where Dr. Hellinger shares his take on lifted mask mandates and restaurant dining.
As part of Women's Health Month, we're focusing on the inequities women of color face within our healthcare system. People of color face inequalities across the board, and the pandemic has only magnified this grim reality. Black men and women are at much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than the rest of the population, and they are 2.1 times more likely than white people to die from the virus. That's why Black women are left to face a double edge sword of discrimination due to race and sex, and research shows especially how dangerous this reality is in healthcare.
Did you know that under Massachusetts law, providers can prescribe patients a 12-month supply of birth control? If you didn't, you're not alone. Many providers, patients, and even pharmacies don't know about this option. Hear from our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Farah Shafi, MD, and learn more below about the Massachusetts law that protects this supply option along with the potential benefits to providers and patients.
Last week, Dr. Lisa M. Scarfo, MD—Pediatrician and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, talked with us about bridging the gap between doctors and health insurance providers regarding the medical necessity process. She continues the conversation with how medical necessity can speed up prior authorization determinations. If you missed the first part, click here.
Otherwise, you can read part 2 of the two-part series below to learn about common misconceptions and some tips providers can benefit from and start using today.