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April 17, 2017

Member News:

The Observer-Reporter reports that Monongahela Valley Hospital earned an “A” rating on the Hospital Safety Scorecard from the Leapfrog Group in terms of patient safety.

The Standard-Speaker reports that Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton has been named a recipient of the SightLife Vision Award.

The Observer-Reporter reports about Canonsburg Hospital’s Pulmonary Clinic and Sleep Lab.


FierceHealthcare reports with recommendations about how hospitals can better utilize Yelp reviews.

State News:

WESA reports that state officials are asking physicians to take an online survey about their intentions surrounding prescribing medical marijuana.

The Philly Voice reports about Leapfrog Scores for hospitals in the Philadelphia area. HAP members cited

National News:

The Fiscal Times reports with an update about federal budget negotiations.

Home Health Care News reports about slowed merger and acquisition activity in the home health industry during the first quarter of 2017.

A New York Times physician columnist reports about the value of behavioral economics in improving health. University of Pennsylvania cited

Health Reform:

The Fiscal Times reports about the loss of “network adequacy” provisions in the federal health care law.

In a related article, Healthcare Dive also reports about the story.

A Daily News editorial discusses the Trump Administration’s changes to the Affordable Care Act.


The Times reports that The Pregnancy Recovery Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC has opened five community clinics at obstetrician offices in the Pittsburgh area.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Becker’s Hospital CFO reports about the 2018 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule.

Medical News:

The Huffington Post reports about the increasing need for mental health professionals.

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