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February 15, 2017

Member News:

The Daily Item reports about Geisinger Health System’s online check-in system for its Careworks clinics.

The Tribune-Review reports that Allegheny Health Network has opened an after-hours cancer clinic to reduce the time patients spend in emergency rooms.

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports about Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine’s new partnership with medical schools and two pediatric hospitals to streamline brain tumor research and individualized treatment. HAP members cited

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Citizen’s Voice reports that Commonwealth Health has begun a recruitment campaign with the goal of hiring as many as 160 registered nurses and support staff.

State News:

A Patriot-News op-ed reports about Pennsylvania’s civil justice system and its effects on health care providers and the economy.

National News:

The Columbus Dispatch reports about Ohio’s Medicaid program savings.

Healthcare IT News reports about Georgia legislation that holds providers accountable for tracking opioid prescriptions.

Health Reform:

The Associated Press and the Washington Times report that the IRS is processing tax returns without proof of health insurance.

Kaiser Health News reports about the influence of the GOP Doctors Caucus on plans for repeal and replace.

Opioids:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the use of opioids by new mothers.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Kaiser Health News reports about the trend by doctors to bill Medicare for end-of-life counseling.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Politico reports that Humana will drop out of the federal marketplace.

The Associated Press reports that Anthem and Cigna now are suing each other.

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