WHYY reports about how the past year’s “sweeping gambling overhaul” is affecting state revenues.
Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:
The Daily Princetonian reports, “The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s recent acquisition of Princeton Health is a major step in improving access to medical care for the region.”
Healthcare Dive reports about increasing consumer demand for digital health services.
Quality and Patient Safety:
Healthcare Dive reports about a new report that predicts that patient safety will become a core value proposition for providers during the next four years.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about PILOTs.
The Daily Item reports about variations in medical pricing. HAP members cited
The Associated Press reports that Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire Express Scripts.
Reuters reports that Amazon is expanding its discounted Prime membership offer to Medicaid recipients.
Modern Healthcare reports about not-for-profit hospital credit downgrades during 2017. HAP members and HAP cited
A STAT physician opinion discusses hospital bills.
Bloomberg reports with an update about the more than 350 lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors.
The Patriot-News reports about Pennsylvania’s increase in emergency department cases involving opioid overdoses.
In a related article, WHYY also reports about the story.
Medicare and Medicaid:
HealthLeaders Media reports about the successful federal program for chronic care management.
The Altoona Mirror reports, “Local nurses are calling for state-mandated staff ratios, pushing for the passage of legislation that would set the number of patients nurses can attend to.”
CBS Philly reports about the dramatic increase in the number of teens diagnosed with kidney stones. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia cited