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Today's News Clips

April 28, 2017

Member News:

The Associated Press reports about Commonwealth Health’s plans to join Regional Hospital of Scranton and Moses Taylor Hospital.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Allegheny Health Network has joined a research network run by Johns Hopkins toward finding new treatments.

Health Care Communication News reports via infographic about the country’s greenest hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports about three factors that improve patient outcomes.

State News:

The Patriot-News reports about the uncertainly surrounding the effect the Trump Administration’s policies will have on Pennsylvania’s health care industry and overall economy. HAP cited

LancasterOnline reports about nurse practitioner legislation. HAP cited

The Bucks County Courier Times reports about proposed legislation to slow down the consolidation of state agencies.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports, “Three Republican lawmakers...have proposed bills that would give the legislature more control over government regulations.”

National News:

NPR and the Washington Post report about the short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown.

The Philadelphia Tribune reports about Governor Wolf’s letter to the Pennsylvania delegation about proposed budget cuts that could harm some Pennsylvanians.

Health Reform:

Healthcare Dive reports about the amendment to the American Health Care Act and the decision to delay a House vote on it.

Health IT:

Healthcare IT News reports about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s views about the future of health IT regulations.

Healthcare Dive reports about the adoption of patient portal technology. Geisinger Health System and UPMC cited

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Tribune-Review reports that Highmark will remove MedExpress clinics from its network.

The Tribune-Review reports about claims against a local insurer for cutting payments.

Healthcare Dive reports with an update about the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger.

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