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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)


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.


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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