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September 13, 2019

Member News:

The River Reporter reports about Wayne Memorial Hospitals’ newly unveiled tower that includes patient rooms with the latest technology.

In related articles, the Carbondale News and the Wayne Independent also report about the story.

Healio reports that Wills Eye Hospital has expanded one of its training laboratories.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Magee-Womens Research Institute received a $5.1 million grant to study pregnancy health and infant mortality.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Philadelphia Tribune reports that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is launching a new home visiting model to improve children’s health.

State News:

MyChesco reports about the online launch of the Governor’s Goals dashboard.

National News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about how medical bills are affecting U.S. families with children.

FierceHealthcare reports, “A majority of Americans are fine with hospitals and doctors getting paid less in any legislative solution to end surprise billing, according to a new poll.”

In a related article, Kaiser Health News reports about high public support for legislation to end surprise medical bills.

The Los Angeles Times reports about why citizens of foreign countries don’t experience surprise medical bills.

FierceHealthcare reports about provider groups’ efforts to protect Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from prior authorization requirements.

Opioids:

The Patriot-News reports about Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro’s response to the proposed deal in the state’s opioid lawsuit against drug manufactures.

In a related article, the Associated Press also reports about the story.

Emergency Preparedness:

FierceHealthcare reports about the high cost to hospitals of cyberattacks, according to a new Moody’s report.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Kaiser Health News reports about the increasing number of uninsured Americans.

NPR reports, “Nearly half a million more children were uninsured in 2018 than in 2017…”

Medical News:

A Record Herald article by WellSpan Health discusses ways to prevent suicide.

In a related article, WJET-TV reports about efforts by staff at Safe Harbor Behavioral Health at UPMC Hamot to increase awareness about suicide prevention.

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