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Today's News Clips

February 24, 2017

Member News:

The Carlisle Sentinel reports that Holy Spirit Hospital has been renamed Geisinger Holy Spirit.

The Express reports, “The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Recognizes Jersey Shore Hospital for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction and Excellence in Outcomes.”

Technology:

Healthcare Dive reports about the benefits of tele-ICUs.

Healthcare Dive reports about UPMC’s use of artificial intelligence technologies.

State News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about continuing challenges surrounding Pennsylvania’s Medicaid contracts.

A Meadville Tribune columnist discusses why merging cabinet departments won’t save money.

National News:

Modern Healthcare reports that new federal guidance has extended for an additional year insurance plans that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s coverage rules.

HealthLeaders Media reports about seven ways that hospitals can reduce the use of expensive or hard-to-get medications and save money.

HealthLeaders Media reports about Healthgrades release of the “best” hospitals for 2017.

USA Today reports about a six-year initiative in Vermont that will test new payment systems.

Health Reform:

FierceHealthcare reports, “Although all hospitals will feel the impact of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, community health centers and safety-net facilities could suffer more than most.”

The Associated Press reports to consumers about the future of health care, indicating that shopping for the best value is becoming the norm.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the reality of repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Kaiser Health News reports that support for the Affordable Care Act continues to increase.

Opioids:

The Observer-Reporter reports about proposed legislation that would broaden the range of treatment options for patients struggling with opioid addiction.

Medicare and Medicaid:

MedPage today reports about national pushback against cutting federal support for Medicaid.

Medical News:

Kaiser Health News reports that mental health professionals across the country report a stream of patients with anxiety and depression related to politics.

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