Week in Review: December 23

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.

Industry News

Congress reaches major health policy deal on Medicare, Medicaid, and pandemic preparedness

Leaders in Congress have reached a sweeping deal to ease Medicare pay cuts to doctors, make major changes to post-pandemic Medicaid policy, and to help prepare for future pandemics. Source: STAT

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A staffing expert shows how telehealth is stepping in to fill the staffing shortage

"As clinicians are passionate about patients receiving quality healthcare delivered in a timely manner, I see telehealth programs being the key to improving patient outcomes and the overall healthcare experience," he says. Source: Healthcare IT News

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Antibiotic, drug shortages highlight America's supply chain problems — again

Health systems and pharmacies are running out of antibiotics like amoxicillin and other commonly used drugs just as the worst flu season in more than a decade is colliding with RSV and a rebound of COVID cases. Source: Axios

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Mayo Clinic News

Mayo Clinic expects first-quarter specifics on downtown facility

Mayo Clinic expects to provide more specifics in early 2023 about its Downtown location proposed at 214 N. Hogan St. in the city-owned Ed Ball Building. For now, the health system keeps the description in general terms. Source: Jacksonville Daily Record

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.