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Report on Medicare Public Option’s Impact on Rural Hospitals Reveals Increased Closure Risks

August 09, 2019

A newly released report analyzes the potential impact of a Medicare “public option” on U.S. rural hospitals and communities. The report sp...

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HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

August 08, 2019

Pharmacists play a significant and critical role in providing Pennsylvanians with consistently exceptional care. Mercy Philadelphia Hospital is making...

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HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Grove City Medical Center

August 07, 2019

Prevention care initiatives advance the long-term health care of patients and improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania communities. Grove City Medi...

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Data Breaches in Health Care Continue to Rise

August 06, 2019

A new report shows that 32 million patient records were breached during the first half of 2019 which is double the total of all breaches during 2018. ...

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Federal Initiative Seeks to Coordinate and Leverage Resources to Address Social Determinants of Health

August 05, 2019

Pennsylvania Congressmen Mike Doyle (D, PA-18) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-01) have sponsored legislation aimed at improving health outcomes for peop...

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Report Looks at High Health Care Spenders; Provides Insight for Provider Initiatives

August 02, 2019

A Kaiser Family Foundation report recently looked at people with persistently high health care spending and determined that a small share of people account for a large share of expenditures during any year. 

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ACA Plans Increase Consumer Options; Request Modest Increases

July 31, 2019

Pennsylvania's Insurance Commissioner released the 2020 requested rate filings for health insurance plans, highlighting greater consumer choice.

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Extension of “Excellence in Mental Health” Demonstration Program is Good News for PA

July 31, 2019

Congress passed a short-term extension of a critical behavioral health demonstration program to expand access to mental health and addiction care in community-based settings. Eight pilot states, including Pennsylvania, are impacted.

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HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Evangelical Community Hospital

July 30, 2019

Statistics show that 88 percent or more of human trafficking victims access health care. Members of the health care team must be able to recognize vic...

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National Hospital Associations Release Paper Calling for Updates to Patient Experience Survey to Improve Patient Care

July 30, 2019

Five major hospital associations have released a paper recommending updates to the HCAHPS survey to better reflect the changes and advancements in health care and improve patient care.

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New Study Looks at National Progress on Expanding Telehealth Coverage and Reimbursement

July 29, 2019

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently issued a report stating that more states than ever are taking steps to expand telehealth coverage and reimbursement.

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HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Good Shepherd Penn Partners

July 12, 2019

Prevention initiatives are a significant aspect of the critical work that hospitals in Pennsylvania do to provide better care for their patients. Good Shepherd Penn Partners is making award-winning progress with their initiatives.

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The Economic Cost of Cancer

July 11, 2019

Cancer prevention, screening, and early treatment may yield a more profound impact on the economy than previously realized. A new study published in JAMA Oncology estimates that individuals between the ages of 16 and 84 who died of cancer in the United States during 2015 account for more than $94 billion in lost earnings.

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HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Fox Chase Cancer Center

July 10, 2019

Hospitals all throughout Pennsylvania are implementing inspiring initiatives to bring better care to their patients. One facility that is making award-winning progress is Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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The Effect of Policy Changes on ACA Insurers—A National Perspective

July 08, 2019

As the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains under discussion, new reports are looking at how insurers selling individual plans, despite policy changes, have continued to remain profitable.

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