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U.S. House and Senate Leaders, Trump Administration Continue Work to Address Opioid Crisis

February 28, 2018

In the first of a three-part series of legislative hearings about combating the opioid crisis, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee examined several pieces of legislation relating to substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment. 

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As PA’s Overdose Deaths Rise, U.S. Senate Leaders Look to Technology to Address Opioid Crisis

February 27, 2018

As the health care community and federal, state, and local governments continue to work to find ways to curb the opioid crisis and help patients get on a path to recovery, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee today held a hearing titled, “The Opioid Crisis:  The Role of Technology and Data in Preventing and Treating Addiction.” 

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National Survey Results Align with HAP Findings about Growth in Value-based Payments, Key Challenges

February 26, 2018

Two new reports based on surveys of health care leaders nationwide align with findings from HAP’s recent survey about the use of value-based payments in Pennsylvania.

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Bipartisan Governors Call for Consensus and Focus on Value in Health Care Reform

February 23, 2018

Governors John Hickenlooper (D, CO), John Kasich (R, OH), Brian Sandoval (R, NV), Bill Walker (I, AK), and Tom Wolf (D, PA) issued a new health care blueprint outlining bipartisan principles and strategies to improve our nation’s health care system by promoting affordability, stability, and flexibility.

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HAP Achievement Awards Spotlight: Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

February 22, 2018

Pennsylvania is home to some of the most cutting-edge hospitals in the country. This week we’re sharing Einstein Medical Center Montgomery’s award-winning program developed to improve the use of vascular access devices—the flexible tubes, or catheters, inserted into patients’ veins for therapeutic or diagnostic reasons.

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Health Care Spending Associated with Obesity Grows 29% from 2001 to 2015

February 21, 2018

Research published earlier this year shows that a substantial and rising percentage of health care spending is associated with obesity. 

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Department of Revenue, Independent Fiscal Office among Agencies Heard by General Assembly on First Day of Budget Hearings

February 20, 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate and House Appropriations Committees held their first day of budget hearings to review Governor Wolf’s proposed 2018–2019 state budget. 

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Hospital Leaders See Big Value in Telemedicine; HAP Works to Address Issues Thwarting Progress

February 20, 2018

A national survey of 98 hospital leaders shows that more than half have already implemented telemedicine in their organizations. In addition, most (86%) “non-adopters” say future implementation of telemedicine is a medium to high priority.

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Rollout of PA’s Community-based Long-term Care Program Is Off to a Successful Start

February 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has provided a status report on the successful rollout of its Community HealthChoices (CHC) program in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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HAP Achievement Awards Winner Spotlight: Conemaugh Health System

February 16, 2018

Engaged employees and committed leaders are crucial to any organization. Dedication to each other and patients is crucial in hospitals and health systems. An award-winning program developed by Conemaugh Health System identifies and develops future leaders from within the organization through its Aspiring Leader Program.

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Congress Reviews Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Health & Human Services

February 15, 2018

In a series of budget hearings before U.S. House and U.S. Senate committees, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar defended the newly proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 HHS budget request.

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Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Begin Sales

February 15, 2018

Governor Tom Wolf announced that approved dispensaries throughout the state will this week begin selling medical marijuana to certified Pennsylvanians.

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U.S. House Committee Hears Academic Perspectives on Health Care Market Dynamics

February 14, 2018

In a hearing before the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, federal lawmakers heard testimony from academic scholars about the forces that result in consolidation within the health care market and the impact of those market dynamics.

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Study Finds Missed Medical Appointments Not Affected by Free Ride Services

February 14, 2018

Patient ride-sharing services have become popular among hospitals and others as a way to help patients keep their medical appointments. Transportation to medical appointments often has been cited as a barrier to medical care. New study results indicate that such services may not be as effective as previously thought.

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Changes to MIPS in New Budget Deal

February 13, 2018

Late last week, the U.S. Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that ended a brief federal government shutdown. Included in the legislation are modifications to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that will affect physician payments.

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