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January 23, 2018
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D, PA) served as the Ranking Member overseeing the second in a series of hearings by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that will lay the foundation for the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA).
After an informational hearing by the House Labor and Industry Committee yesterday, legislation reforming how drugs are prescribed within Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system, Senate Bill 936 (White, R-Indiana), was voted out of committee.
January 22, 2018
Congress has included a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of a legislative package that reopens the government after a two-and-a-half day federal government shutdown, and sets February 8 as the next deadline for Congressional action.
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December 19, 2017 | Michael Consuelos
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November 28, 2017 | Andy Carter
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.