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April 10, 2018

Member News:

CBS Philly reports via video about the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s new facility.

LancasterOnline reports that WellSpan Health has closed one urgent care center and will open another in a new location.

LancasterOnline reports about Tower Health’s partnership to build a branch campus of Drexel’s College of Medicine. HAP members and HAP cited

Modern Healthcare reports about the new partnership between the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and St. Mary Medical Center.

Quality and Patient Safety:

A Modern Healthcare editorial discusses population health.

State News:

The Post-Gazette reports about proposed state legislation to support grandparents raising their grandchildren as a result of the opioid epidemic.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports about the upcoming state Supreme Court case that will decide whether a woman’s use of narcotics while pregnant is considered child abuse.

The Tribune-Review reports with an update about the state’s medical marijuana program.

National News:

HealthLeaders Media reports about a new study that indicates that Americans with larger tax refunds who filed early are spending the money on deferred health care services.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about New Jersey’s surprise medical bill legislation.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about the 150 best places in health care to work. HAP members cited

Health Reform:

HealthLeaders Media reports that the Trump Administration unveiled a final rule for Affordable Care Act implementation for 2019.

In a related article, Healthcare Dive reports that the new rule gives states flexibility in selecting essential health benefits.

Opioids:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the success of medication-assisted treatment.

Workforce:

The New York Times reports about how the patient-doctor relationship is changing.

FierceHealthcare reports, “Nursing executives are worried that the industry's ongoing nurse shortage is hurting care quality and patient satisfaction."

Healthcare Dive reports that U.S. News & World Report will begin adding patient ratings to online physician profiles.

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