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Universal Patient Transfer Form (UPTF)
UPTF template to assist in safe and effective patient transfers (Nov 2016)


Ready Reference Tool ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Provision
HAP's Ready Reference Tool for Implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Sep 2016)


Facts About Newborn Screening in Pennsylvania
Newborn screening is intended to ensure that all babies are screened for certain serious conditions at birth. (Feb 2016)


Observation Status Notice
Sample brochure to provide to patient or designee about their outpatient status (Apr 2015)


Patient Rights & Responsibilities Brochure
Reflects CMS' Conditions of Participation regarding patient visitation and compliance with expanded non-discrimination language issued by DOH (Jul 2015)


Comment Letter to CMS
Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE) (Jan 2016)


Comment Letter
To CMS on proposed rule on CoPs for Home Health Agencies (Jan 2015)


Comment Letter
To Department of Health on draft guidance for Mcare reporting requirements (Feb 2014)


HAP Testimony
On certificate of need (Jun 2015)


HAP Testimony
In support of House Bill 30, which revises PA organ donation law (May 2014)


HAP Testimony
On providing notice to a patient on outpatient status (Jan 2014)


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HAPAC and HAPAC-Federal are the political action committees of HAP. Participation in HAPAC helps HAP communicate to lawmakers the vital role that health care facilities and their employees play in their communities every day. Learn more

Reducing Burdensome Compliance and Fiscal Implications of Hospital Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) periodically updates the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation, which Pennsylvania hospitals must comply with to receive federal reimbursement. These regulations range from influencing hospital governance, medical staff and nursing services, to medical records, outpatient services, and infection prevention control.

At the state level, policymakers pass laws, that when implemented through regulation, also impact daily operations. HAP advocates at both the state and federal level to reduce the burdensome compliance and fiscal implications these regulations may have on Pennsylvania hospitals, allowing them to provide the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting.

Related News

February 13, 2018

Changes to MIPS in New Budget Deal

Late last week, the U.S. Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that ended a brief federal government shutdown. Included in the legislation are modifications to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that will affect physician payments.


February 07, 2018

Federal Lawmakers Urge Action on Intravenous Saline Shortages

Federal lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expressing concern about nationwide drug shortages, and calling for actions to address current IV saline shortages.


January 17, 2018

PA Lawmakers Propose State Regulatory Relief Package

Earlier this week, a group of state House Republican lawmakers announced a five-bill package aimed at reducing regulatory restrictions placed on all industries operating in Pennsylvania. Lawmakers said they hope to spur economic growth and job creation through reforming and streamlining the regulatory process and reviewing outdated regulations.


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Related Blogs

September 13, 2017

The Federal Government Wants to Reduce Health Care Red Tape? Here’s Pennsylvania Hospitals’ Wish List!

Our federal government says it wants to reduce the unnecessary red tape that is holding back American innovation and driving up the costs of goods and services—including those related to health care. On behalf of Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems, I am pleased to say that we want to help with that.

October 31, 2016

Advancing a Culture of Mutual Respect: a critical element for a healing environment


February 26, 2016

Lessons from the Revenue Cycle Shop: The Day Our Defects Became Cash


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