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July 13, 2017

Member News:

The Progress reports about cardiac care services at Penn Highlands Healthcare.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Heritage Valley Health System will build a larger rehab hospital in a joint venture with HealthSouth Corp.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is named among this year’s Most Wired.

The New Castle News reports that Sharon Regional Health System received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017.

The York Dispatch reports about WellSpan Health’s new, innovative plastic and reconstructive surgery facility.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Home Health Care News reports about lower readmission rates among patients who receive a home health visit immediately after discharge from a skilled nursing facility.

National News:

The Washington Post reports about the “nightmare scenario” of failed repeal and replace efforts affecting the prospects of a major tax code overhaul.

Healthcare Dive reports about the largest federal “health care fraud takedown in history.”

The Baltimore Sun reports about Maryland’s controversial legislation to curtail drug pricing.

Health Reform:

Reuters reports about the newly unveiled revised Senate Republican health care bill.

In a related article, the New York Times also reports about the story.

A New York Times editorial states that the Affordable Care Act is not “collapsing, imploding, or exploding.”


The Patriot-News reports about a state warning about recent overdoses from a synthetic marijuana known as K2.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about Pennsylvania’s new online certificate program in opioid treatment.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Kaiser Health News reports that some nursing home companies now offer Medicare insurance policies.

Insurance and Managed Care:

NPR reports that some insurers are offering free preventive care to beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

Medical News:

Philadelphia Magazine reports with safe swimming tips from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

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