The Herald reports that Grove City Medical Center recently honored several nurses.
The Lock Haven Express reports about the recent announcement that Jersey Shore Hospital will become a Geisinger Health System facility.
BCTV reports, “Reading Health System has raised a 2017 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge flag…” HAP cited
Quality and Patient Safety:
The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that Penn Medicine will receive a $1.5 million state grant to promote safe sleep practices for newborns.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that state officials are using a more rigorous penalty system for nursing homes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Pennsylvania will expand Medicaid coverage for treatment of hepatitis C.
The Washington Post reports about possible education cuts in the federal budget.
HealthLeaders Media reports about essential benefits.
The Hill reports about higher premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, according a new analysis.
The Central Penn Business Journal reports about the new South Central PA Opioid Awareness Coalition. HAP members and HAP cited
A Medscape video commentary by Rachel Levine, MD, discusses Pennsylvania’s continuing opioid efforts.
Medicare and Medicaid:
Modern Healthcare reports about a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing about expanding telemedicine coverage.
Insurance and Managed Care:
Kaiser Health News reports about accusations against United Healthcare Group for overcharging Medicare Advantage plans.
The Citizen’s Voice reports about a strike at a local hospital.
The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about doctors firing patients.