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May 15, 2018

Member News:

The Times-Tribune reports that Justin Davis, CEO of Commonwealth Health’s Regional Hospital of Scranton and Moses Taylor Hospital will resign effective June 5.

The Post-Gazette reports about Ohio Valley Hospital’s plans to merge with Heritage Valley Health System.

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

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about the new Asplundh Cancer Pavilion at Abington-Jefferson Health. (Subscription required)

Technology:

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports, “Doctors at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania conducted the world's first robot-assisted spinal surgery…”

Healthcare Finance News reports about social media’s increasingly important role in health care.

CNBC reports about the growing demand for telehealth for primary care services.

State News:

The Daily Item reports about how some local families are benefitting from the state’s medical marijuana program. HAP members cited

In a related article, the Central Penn Business Journal reports about Pennsylvania’s eight universities approved to study cannabis as medication. HAP members cited

National News:

Kaiser Health News reports with a new “bill of the month” article about the high cost of titanium screws used in a patient’s foot surgery.

Reuters reports about the Trump Administration’s recently unveiled plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

The Revenue Cycle Advisor reports about a federal proposal to delay, for the fifth time, 340B program overcharge penalties for drug manufacturers.

Modern Healthcare reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved Maryland’s request to continue and expand its all-payer model.

Home Health Care News reports that California has launched a food-as-medicine pilot.

Medicare and Medicaid:

WTAE-TV reports about the cost to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program for non-emergency visits to hospital emergency departments. HAP members cited

Health IT:

FierceHealthcare reports about patient-centric trends in health care that are being driven by data.

Workforce:

BCTV.org reports that Reading Hospital recently announced nursing excellence award winners for 2018.

The Citizens’ Voice reports that Geisinger’s event team won a national award for a recent symposium.

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