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March 9, 2018

Member News:

The Meadville Tribune reports about Meadville Medical Center’s recognition as a Blue Distinction Center Plus for Maternity Care by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports about WellSpan Health’s expansion of WellSpan Midlife Health & Wellness.

FierceHealthcare reports about the University of Pennsylvania Heath System’s innovative program that extends care beyond hospitals and into local communities.


The Lewistown Sentinel reports about an upgrade to the Varian Real-time Position Management (RPM) system at the Geisinger-Lewistown Cancer Treatment Center.

CNBC reports about an insertable cardiac monitor linked to a smartphone app.

National News:

Modern Healthcare reports about a planned “sweeping overhaul” of VA medical centers.

The Hill reports that the U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs during February.

The Hill reports about requests from some states to put lifetime limits on Medicaid benefits.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the high rate of antibiotics being prescribing in outpatient settings.

Healthcare Dive reports about hospital concierge medicine programs.

Health Reform:

Healthcare Dive reports about the reaction to the proposed rule to allow more small businesses and others to join together to offer association health plans.


The Post-Gazette reports about developmental delays and behavioral health issues among children affected by the opioid epidemic. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh cited

The Patriot-News reports about forced treatment.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Modern Healthcare reports that federal lawmakers are requesting a review of Anthem’s new emergency room payment policy.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports with “five things to know” about UnitedHealthcare’s focus on emergency department visits for commercial and Medicare Advantage plans.


STAT reports that continuing growth in health care jobs may be influencing increasing medical costs.

CNN reports about hospitals that are offering bonuses, free housing, and tuition to recruit nurses.

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