Slidell Memorial Hospital announced William Dabdoub, DPM, as one of the 2020 recipients of the American Podiatric Medical Association’s (APMA) Award of Excellence. This award is presented to members in good standing in recognition of outstanding national accomplishments in scientific, professional, or civic endeavors. Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding service to APMA.
A recent survey of healthcare providers serving Louisiana’s Medicaid population has revealed that nearly 100 percent of primary care respondents are conducting COVID-19 screenings, and more than eight percent are offering rapid testing services. The survey, conducted by Wakely Consulting Group, LLC, at the request of the Louisiana Managed Medicaid Association (LMMA), was circulated to nearly 11,000 providers across the networks of the state’s five Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) in April.
SARS-CoV-2 can affect people in a number of different ways, from an absence of symptoms to major complications, even death. The Centers for Disease Control recently awarded $700,000 to a Tulane University team of researchers who are studying how the virus works and where and when it is shed. What they find could help explain why COVID-19 is causing higher death rates among Black and Hispanic residents of New Orleans.
Roderic Teamer, director of diversity programs and business development for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA), was recently elected board chairman of Marillac Community Health Centers dba DePaul Community Health Centers.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that the Louisiana Primary Care Association (LPCA) has been awarded $1 million to enhance and expand service delivery for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder in rural communities. LPCA has been selected as one of 89 grant recipients in the country to receive funding as part of HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response (RCORP) implementation grant process.
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