Eric Berger | KHN
Health care facilities have until March 15 to get their staffs fully vaccinated. This is a challenge in Missouri which has the lowest vaccination rates among health care workers.
Some in public health now argue that when providers use such monitoring programs to cut off prescription opiate misuse, people who have an addiction instead turn to heroin and fentanyl.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual care was seen as a fringe movement that wouldn't work as well as in-person visits. All that has changed in the past year.