Goodbye, Charlie

Many readers met — and loved — little Charlie, Associate EditorThora Madden’s constant companion and Cal Broker’s conferencemascot. Sadly, we said good- bye to Charlie this year. We dedicatethis issue with the pet survey compiled by Thora to Charlie’smemory. She was a sweet and loyal companion.

RIP Charlie ~ Jan. 30, 2012 – Jan. 2, 2021

Monoclonal Antibodies Bring More $

Have you noticed all the television commercials lately suggesting that COVID-19 patients ask their doctors for monoclonal antibodies?Well, there’s a good reason! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently boosted the Medicarepayment rate for monoclonal antibody infusions to treat COVID-19. Effective May 6, the national payment rate is $450 for most healthcare settings, up from the previous rate of $310. That explain$ that.