Monitor Mondays

Facing a Fourth Wave: COVID-19 Update

April 05, 2021 Chuck Buck | Ronald Hirsch, MD | Knicole Emanuel, Esq. | David Glaser, Esq. | Ellen Fink-Samnick | Matthew Albright | John Foggle, MD Episode 449
Monitor Mondays
Facing a Fourth Wave: COVID-19 Update
Show Notes

The initiative to vaccinate enough Americans to achieve herd immunity against the deadly coronavirus appears to be stalling – this in the face of increases in infection rates.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country has experienced an average of 65,000 new cases in the last seven days. Reporting our lead story during the next edition of Monitor Mondays will be John Foggle, MD, who returns to the broadcast following his stint as a frontline physician caring for COVID-19 patients at Rhode Island’s alternative site field hospital as a member of Brown University’s emergency medicine department. Dr. Foggle has a distinguished career in medicine, particularly as it relates to his being a consultant with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Fiji and Tonga at the global outbreak of the virus in late February and early March 2020, designing guidances and conducting healthcare worker training in preparation for COVID-19.

Other segments to be featured during the live broadcast include the following:

  • RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel, a partner at the law firm of Practus, will file the Monitor Mondays RAC Report.
  • Legislative Update: Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official Matthew Albright, now chief legislative affairs officer for Zelis, will report on the status of healthcare legislation associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser, shareholder in the law offices of Fredrikson & Bryon, will join the broadcast with his trademark segment, reporting on legal implications facing healthcare providers.
  • Social Determinants of Health: Ellen Fink-Samnick, a nationally recognized expert on the social determinants of health (SDoH), will report on the latest news that’s occurring at the intersection of healthcare and socioeconomics. Ellen will also conduct the Monitor Mondays Listeners Survey.
  • Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, will be making his Monday Rounds with another installment of his popular segment.