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News Release: PHC4 Report Underscores Need for Financially Strong Hospital Community

May 08, 2018

News Release:  The latest analysis from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) underscores the need for the hospital community to remain financially strong.

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HAP Statement: Pennsylvania’s Hospitals Provide Cutting-Edge Care and So Much More

May 07, 2018

In celebration of National Hospital Week (May 7–12), Andy Carter, President and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania...

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National Hospital Week Provides Opportunity to Celebrate Pennsylvania Hospitals

May 07, 2018

This week, May 6–12, 2018, is National Hospital Week. First declared during 1921, National Hospital Week for almost a century has been a week to celebrate and thank the committed men and women that touch the lives of the patients and communities they serve. The week also provides an opportunity to reflect on the diverse roles that hospitals play as community anchors, job creators, and economic drivers.

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State Addresses Next Steps to Help Opioid Overdose Patients Get Treatment; HAP Supports Efforts

April 27, 2018

State health care leaders held a news conference about their six regional summits focused on warm hand-off programs. The summits provided a forum to discuss challenges and solutions, and share best practices.

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HAP Statement: Warm Hand-off Regional Summits

April 27, 2018

News Release:  The Pennsylvania Department of Health today held a news conference following regional summits about opioid overdose warm hand-off programs. Michael J. Consuelos, M.D., HAP’s senior vice president, clinical integration, issued the following statemetn in response.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Promotes Safe Disposal of Dangerous Medications

April 27, 2018

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) urges residents of the commonwealth to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 28, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Federal Opioid Packages Advance in Congressional Committees

April 26, 2018

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee and U.S. House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee approved legislative packages designed to take next steps at the federal level to address the opioid epidemic.

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PA Receives $26 Million in 21st Century CURE Acts Funding to Fuel the Commonwealth’s Response to the Opioid Crisis

April 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released $485 million in second year funding for the Opioid State Targeted Response grants.  The grants were awarded to 57 states and territories, including $26 million for Pennsylvania, to enhance efforts to combat the opioid crisis. 

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CEO of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Talks to State Lawmakers about Important Health Care Priorities

April 18, 2018

“The role of safety net providers in meeting the health care needs of rural underserved populations” was the topic at the 2018 Rural Pennsylvania Legislative Briefing at the Capitol this morning. The bi-cameral, bi-partisan briefing was hosted by Senator Lisa Baker, Majority Chairperson of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee; Representative Kathy Rapp, Majority Chairperson of the Health Committee; and Lisa Davis, Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

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HAP-Supported Bill to Curb Opioids, Reform Workers Comp Sent to Governor

April 17, 2018

Yesterday evening, the Pennsylvania House voted 101-92 to approve HAP-supported legislation to curb the use of opioids by injured workers and to better the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation system.

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Federal Policymakers Continue to Pursue Solutions to Opioid Epidemic

April 12, 2018

On the heels of investing nearly $4 billion in new resources to tackle the opioid epidemic in the recently enacted fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations act, Congressional committees are vetting new policy avenues to improve the response to the opioid crisis. 

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CMS Finalizes Rules Governing Health Insurance Marketplaces

April 10, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued its final rule impacting insurance plans offered on the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. 

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Governor Renews 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration, Reviews Progress

April 04, 2018

Governor Wolf today announced the renewal of the 90-day opioid disaster declaration established to support an all-hands-on-deck approach to engaging multiple state agencies in a cohesive, concentrated, well-orchestrated effort to attack the epidemic.

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NIH Doubles Funding for Opioid-related Research, Launches New Initiative

April 04, 2018

National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today the launch of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, designed to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. 

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HAP Statement: Wolf Administration's Extension of Opioid Disaster Declaration

April 04, 2018

News Release:  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced the renewal of the 90-day opioid disaster declaration established to support an all-hands-on-deck approach to engaging multiple state agencies in a cohesive, concentrated, well-orchestrated effort to attack the epidemic. Andy Carter, HAP’s president and CEO, released the following statement regarding the governor's action.

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