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July 14, 2017

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports, via video and text, that Penn Medicine continues to make progress on its $1.5 billion patient care pavilion.

The Tribune-Review reports that Heritage Valley Health System and HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Sewickley will jointly own a new inpatient rehab hospital.

State Budget:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about a warning from the state treasurer that Pennsylvania soon will be unable to pay bills without a revenue package.

The Times Herald reports about Pennsylvania lawmakers’ opinions about the state’s financial concerns.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports about achieving zero hospital-acquired infections.

State News:

A Patriot-News opinion by state Rep. Dan Moul discusses why Pennsylvania needs a Medical Assistance work requirement.

National News:

The Associated Press reports about the 2.2 percent increase in Social Security next year.

The New York Times reports about the Congressional Budget Office’s review of the Trump Administration’s proposed budget.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Senator Pat Toomey has become a leading voice in support of the Republican health care legislation.

Health Reform:

Home Health Care News reports about Medicaid changes and cuts contained in the new Republican health care plan.

The New York Times reports with a list of lawmakers’ positions on the revised health care plan.

The Atlantic reports that the new health care plan could be blocked before coming to the floor for a vote.

A New York Times columnist reports, “The revised Senate health bill has a dwindling list of winners and a bigger pool of potential losers.”


The New York Times reports that providers across the country are scrambling to treat opioid-dependent newborns. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine cited

Reuters reports about a warning from governors across the U.S. that cuts to Medicaid could significantly worsen the opioid epidemic.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Modern Healthcare reports about a new proposed rule that would cut 340B payment rates and make other changes to the Medicare program.

Medical News:

The Tribune-Review reports, “A warming climate is intensifying smog and pollen and the health problems they are associated with …”

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