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Guidelines for releasing information about hospital patients
November 21, 2017
A recently released report from the American College of Physicians (ACP) recognizes transparency efforts to mend the fragmentation of health care. The report provides recommendations to improve transparency to address cost and quality challenges.
November 20, 2017
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) recently hosted a webinar, “Insights for Medical Considerations in Management of the Growing IV and Medication Shortage" in response to the shortages of IV fluids.
The Wolf Administration has launched the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, which seeks to connect older Pennsylvanians and individuals with a disability or behavioral health need to services and supports available in their community.
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October 13, 2017 | Janette Bisbee
For some time now, Medicare has been financially rewarding hospitals for good patient experiences as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAPHS). Next year, about 2 percent of Pennsylvania hospitals’ Medicare fee-for-service payments will be affected by how well they do on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ value-based purchasing calculations.
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September 13, 2017 | Andy Carter
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.
August 11, 2017 | Jolene Calla
Pennsylvanians, like all Americans, are concerned about how much they pay for prescription drugs. Taking the right medication in the right way is crucial to the health of many Americans. About half of us take prescription medications of some kind. But how are we to take our medications if we cannot afford to pay for them?