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Today's News Clips

June 26, 2017

Member News:

The Daily American Online reports that Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center earned two LifePoint Awards.

The Herald reports about an agreement between Grove City Medical Center and Quality Life Services to improve transitional care for patients.

The York Dispatch reports about a new building for Memorial Hospital.

The Observer-Reporter reports about a Little Free Library sponsored by Washington Hospitals.

State Budget:

WITF reports about the budget deficit as the deadline approaches.

Technology:

Healthcare Dive reports that telehealth implementation is not keeping pace with U.S. patients’ willingness to use it.

CNBC reports that a Kentucky-based software company has developed the world’s first 3D human tissue printer.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about new study results that indicate a link between race and readmission rates among Medicare patients.

MedCity News reports about the pros and cons of provider performance rating systems.

The Daily Item reports about the need to replenish the low blood supply nationwide. Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger Medical Center cited

State News:

Newsworks reports about proposed legislation to regulate “recovery homes.”

National News:

The Associated Press reports about the status of California’s proposed single-payer health plan.

Health Reform:

The New York Times reports about nationwide reporting regarding the GOP health care bill. Pennsylvania cited

NBC News reports about opposition to the GOP health care bill from almost every major medical group.

The Morning Call and the Times Leader report about Senators Casey’s participation in town hall meetings to talk about the proposed health care bill.

The Hill reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said that there are no guarantees that no one would fall through the cracks under the proposed health care bill.

Opioids:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about a scam targeting people seeking treatment for drug addiction.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about major medical groups’ responses to proposed changes to MACRA’s Quality Payment Program for 2018.

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