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U.S. House Backs Comprehensive Medical Liability Reform

June 29, 2017

The U.S. House passed comprehensive medical liability reform legislation to improve access to quality, affordable health care and reduce the burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.

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PA Coalition for Civil Justice Reform’s New Website

June 08, 2017

The Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform, the statewide organization working to improve the commonwealth’s legal liability climate, today launched its new website. 

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Survey Finds Small Physician Groups Need Help with MACRA Implementation

April 05, 2017

A new survey commissioned by Healthcare Informatics shows that, despite the slower pacing of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), many small physician groups are not fully prepared for its implementation during 2017.

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AAMC Annual Report: Projected Shortfall of Physicians Continues to Grow

March 20, 2017

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently released an updated report that projects that, for the third consecutive year, physician demand will continue to grow faster than the U.S. supply of physicians.

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U.S. House Committee Seeks to Tackle Health Care Costs through Liability Reform

February 28, 2017

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee today advanced comprehensive medical liability reform legislation intended to improve access to quality, affordable health care. The Congressional Budget Office said the reforms would reduce the federal deficit by tens of billions of dollars over the next decade.

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HAP to Play Key Role in New Effort to bring Medical Liability Reform to the Commonwealth

February 03, 2017

In response to longstanding concerns about Pennsylvania’s legal climate, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has joined with the state’s leading business and medical voices to form the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR). 

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Former PA Lawmaker, Hospital Advocate to Lead Coalition Seeking to Improve State Civil Justice System

December 19, 2016

High medical liability costs for Pennsylvania's hospitals and physicians prevent job growth, increase health care costs, and limit access to medical care. Former Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP Senior Vice President and retired State Representative, Curt Schroder (R-Chester), has been named executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform, which will work to improve the state's civil justice system by elevating awareness of key liability challenges and advocating for legal reform in the legislature and courts.

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PA Medical Liability Case Filings Down More Than 40%, HAP Pushes for Additional Liability Reforms

August 08, 2016

According to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, medical malpractice case filings have fallen more than 40 percent since the peak of the state’s medical liability crisis during 2000–2002.

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Three-Bill Opioid Package Passes PA House of Representatives with Ease

June 23, 2016

Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives continued their effort to curb the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania by passing a package of three bills. HAP commended the action.

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U.S. House GOP Releases Policy Paper on Alternative to Affordable Care Act

June 22, 2016

U.S. House Republican leadership released a white paper that outlines recommendations for policies to serve as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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Stephanie Watkins Joins HAP Legislative Advocacy Team

May 09, 2016

News Release: Effective May 9, Stephanie Watkins begins her role as vice president, state legislative advocacy, at HAP. In this senior management position, Watkins will be a key member of the state legislative advocacy team that represents HAP and its members with the Pennsylvania state legislature and administration.

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New Report Reinforces Need to Invest in PA’s Doctors and Nurses, HAP Supports Proposals to Address Shortages

April 07, 2016

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently released an updated report that analyzes the capacity of our future health care workforce to meet the increasing demand for health care services.

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Rep. Tom Killion Named Leader in PA Health and Health Care

November 17, 2015

News Release:  DVHC of HAP presented its 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award to Representative Tom Killion (R-District 168) in honor of his strong advocacy for hospitals, the health care community, and health care consumers in Pennsylvania.

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Primary Mcare Limits to Remain the Same

August 18, 2015

As a result of the medical malpractice insurance analysis required by Act 13 of 2002 (The Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act), Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced today that the commonwealth will not be increasing basic primary professional liability insurance limits for 2016.

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