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April 19, 2017

Member News:

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that WellSpan has completed renovations to the emergency department at York Hospital.

The Meadville Tribune reports about Meadville Medical Center’s recent Donate Life event.

State Budget:

The Philadelphia Tribune reports about the public benefit cost savings of Governor Wolf’s proposed increase in the state’s minimum wage.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports with an update about state budget meetings.

In a related article, a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion reports with “more bad marks” for Pennsylvania’s financial health.

State News:

WTAJ-TV reports with an update about nurse practitioner legislation. PinnacleHealth and HAP cited

The Associated Press reports about Penn State’s new Center for Healthy Children. Penn State Children’s Hospital cited

LancasterOnline reports with an update about Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment legislation. Lancaster General Health and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center cited

National News:

ProPublica reports, “The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections."

The Times-Tribune and WHTM-TV report about federal legislation that would give states more control over the air ambulance industry.

Health Reform:

The Hill reports that health insurance executives recently met with the Trump Administration about continuing key Affordable Care Act payments.

A Philadelphia Inquirer columnist discusses the Patient Freedom Act introduced by Senators Cassidy and Collins.


The Associated Press reports that drug companies continue their research for an effective replacement for opioids.

Medicare and Medicaid:

HealthLeaders Media reports about the proposed 2.9 percent increase in inpatient hospital payments for fiscal year 2018.


The Times-Tribune reports that nurses at Geisinger Community Medical Center voted to ratify a new contract.

HealthLeaders Media reports that LinkedIn’s annual survey of the best paying jobs includes health care in the top three fastest growing sectors of top earners.

Medical News:

HealthDay News reports, “…about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage...”

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