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Today's News Clips

May 25, 2018

Member News:

The Morning Call reports that Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is one of six Pennsylvania hospitals listed among Becker Healthcare’s “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

Healthcare Construction and Operations News reports about a construction milestone for the new UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital.

The Tribune-Democrat reports that UPMC has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Ireland.


Heathcare IT News reports about UPMC’s use of clinical remote patient monitoring.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Fierce Healthcare reports about consumer interest in precision medicine.

State News:

WBRE-TV reports with an update about air ambulance costs.

HealthData Management reports about the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model. Geisinger cited

A Patriot-News opinion by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller discusses the harm to Pennsylvania of federal cuts to SNAP.

National News:

HealthExec reports about not-for-profit hospitals as big business for banks and law firms handling debt deals.

Vox reports about a high patient bill for an out-of-network ER doctor who performed surgery at in an in-network hospital.

Kaiser Health News reports about the role of manufacturers in the high cost of prescription drugs.

MedPage Today and Modern Healthcare report about a Senate Finance Committee hearing about preserving and improving rural health care.

Health Reform:

HealthLeaders Media reports about a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office about continuing insurance premiums increases.


The Washington Post reports about the opioid epidemic among the elderly.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Hill reports about needed improvements to better enable the U.S. to respond to a disaster.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Fierce Healthcare reports, “Half of primary care doctors are unaware of a Medicare program that will reimburse them for services for patients with multiple chronic conditions.”


Reuters reports that employers increasingly are providing voluntary financial wellness benefits to help employees better manage their money.

Medical News:

The Patriot-News reports, “Major depression has ‘surged’ in the United States, especially among younger Americans…”


Philadelphia Magazine reports about Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health president and CEO Stephen K. Klasko’s new book that takes a satirical look at health care.

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