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October 10, 2017

Member News:

LancasterOnline reports about WellSpan Ephrata’s clinic to help children work through eating issues.

The Daily Local News reports that Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital Medic 91 will be discontinued.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Reading Eagle reports about the area’s top employers, citing Tower Health as the second largest.

State News:

A Philadelphia Inquirer opinion discusses the value of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to Pennsylvania’s rural communities.

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports about consumer habits regarding health care price information.

ABC News reports about California’s new drug-pricing transparency law.

Kaiser Health News reports about Oregon health care providers’ ability to access Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment forms with a single click.

Health Reform:

The New York Times reports about the unexplained cuts in funding to high-performing navigator programs that help people sign up for health care coverage.

In a related article, the Pittsburgh Business Times also reports about the story.

Emergency Preparedness:

WPMT-TV reports about Lancaster General Health’s “stop the bleed” training for mass casualty events.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports about the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s recommendations regarding a merit-based incentive payment system.

HealthLeaders Media reports about efforts to change the rule requiring a three-day inpatient stay to qualify for Medicare skilled nursing coverage.

Health IT:

Healthcare IT News reports about the results of its electronic health record satisfaction study.

Medical News:

STAT reports about over-the-counter pain medications as the other overdose crises.

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