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July 9, 2018

Member News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about a $5 million gift to Wills Eye Hospital.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Family Care Connection Center.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that construction will start this week on the Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Becker's Hospital Review reports about 19 U.S. emergency departments recognized for leadership and quality. HAP members cited

State News:

MyChesCo reports, "The Wolf Administration recently announced that it secured over $2.1 million in additional funding for Older Adults Protective Services in Pennsylvania’s 2018–2019 budget."

National News:

The New York Times reports that nursing homes have been overstating staffing levels.

The New York Times reports about the Trump Administration’s opposition to a resolution encouraging breastfeeding.

FierceHealthcare reports with an update about possible federal action surrounding the 340B program.

Health Reform:

The Associated Press reports that insurers fear that the suspension of risk adjustment payments could destabilize the health insurance market.

Healthcare Dive reports with an update about the legal suit filed by 20 states or governors against the Affordable Care Act.


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about medical marijuana as a potential medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

The Altoona Mirror reports that access to medication-assisted treatment for opioids varies depending on where the patient lives. Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute and Penn State Health cited

The Sentinel reports about Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital’s initiatives to combat the opioid crisis.

Medicare and Medicaid:

FierceHealthcare reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services delayed the participation deadline for the Administration’s new bundled payment program.

Health IT:

Healthcare Business & Technology reports about the cybersecurity threat to medical devices.


FierceHealthcare reports about concerns raised by the Association of American Medical Colleges about the recent rescission of guidance of consideration of race in university admissions.

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