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Today's News Clips

September 19, 2018

Member News:

The Sharon Herald reports that CEO Robert Jackson will remain at Grove City Medical Center.

HealthExec reports about the proposed merger between Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports about Grand View Health’s expanded alliance with Penn Medicine.

State Budget:

The Morning Call reports that Pennsylvania is unprepared for the next recession, according to a new Moody’s report.

State News:

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open a new, larger clinic in central Pennsylvania.

National News:

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Senate approved an $854 billion spending bill to keep the government funded through year-end.

FierceHealthcare reports about the American Hospital Association’s newly released “stewardship principles” to highlight the benefits of the 340B program.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about negative implications on the economy from the aging population and increasing health care costs, according to a new Moody’s report.

Kaiser Health News reports about newly proposed legislation to protect patients against surprise medical bills.

In a related article, the Hill also reports about the story.

Health Reform:

Healthcare Dive reports about newly filed lawsuits in support of the Affordable Care Act.


The Hill reports that a group of bipartisan senators is asking for the removal of Medicaid funding restrictions for substance abuse treatment.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Washington Post reports about the Trump Administration’s new biodefense strategy.

CNBC reports that property damage from Hurricane Florence is estimated to be at least $17 billion to $22 billion.

Medicare and Medicaid:

FierceHealthcare reports, “The National Quality Forum has released a set of quality measures it says will put rural providers ‘on a pathway’ to improvement.”

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Herald-Standard reports that Uniontown Hospital no longer will participate in certain Highmark Medicare plans beginning January 1.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about a data breach at Independence Blue Cross potentially affecting 17,000 people.

Medical News:

The Erie Times-News reports, “Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot is experiencing a baby boom...”

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