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Today's News Clips

October 20, 2017

Member News:

Hellenic News of America reports about Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s EEG lab earning a five-year national reaccreditation.

The Bradford Era reports about an upcoming community meeting held by Bradford Regional Medical Center.

The Morning Call reports about Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest offering free hernia screenings.

KYW CBS3 TV reports about the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia holding a Halloween costume shop for patients.

FierceHealthcare reports how Main Line Health reduced supply chain costs.

HealthcareDIVE reports about how UPMC’s innovation attracts competition and talent.

The Morning Call Reports that Lehigh Valley Health Network patients now have the ability to video chat with their doctors.

The Saucon Source reports that St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital has earned re-accreditation as a Level IV Trauma Center.

The Times-Tribune reports about Wayne Memorial receiving level IV trauma center status.

Technology:

HealthcareDIVE reports about the growing number of states enacting telehealth laws and regulations.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports about The Ohio Hospital Associations initiative to reduce sepsis mortality.

State News:

WITF-TV reports that Governor Wolf is vetoing the bill to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that Governor Wolfe supports the Alexander-Murray bipartisan proposal to continue the insurance subsidies.

National News:

The Associated Press reports that the Senate GOP-backed budget plan is complete and paves the way for the new tax plan proposed by the Trump Administration.

Health Reform:

The Hill reports that Sens. Graham and Cassidy are working to strengthen the bipartisan health care bill to avoid its failure.

Opioids:

Politico reports Trump Administration officials are scrambling to develop a plan based on the President’s promised emergency declaration on the opioid crisis.

Insurance and Managed Care:

FierceHealthcare reports that the rate of underinsured adults is climbing.

Medical News:

MedicalXpress reports about a new cell death process that could lead to new drug development. HAP member cited

Miscellaneous:

The Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland has a new website that compares hospital rates for various procedures.

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