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August 8, 2018

Member News:

The Bucks Local News reports that construction is moving forward at Doylestown Health’s Richard A. Reif Heart Institute.

The Philadelphia Tribune reports, “Fox Chase Cancer Center has successfully renewed its accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers...”

Quality and Patient Safety:

TIME reports, “Women have a higher chance of surviving heart attacks when they are treated by female doctors over male doctors…”

National News:

The New York Times reports about a new federal proposal to revoke immigrants’ legal resident status for accepting available government assistance.

Bisnow reports about the “shifting landscape” of health care. Temple University Health System cited

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that the American Medical Association is calling for a block of CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna.

Health Reform:

A Bloomberg editorial encourages voters during the midterm elections to "look for candidates who promise to protect and expand the gains in health care coverage that the [Affordable Care Act] has achieved."

Opioids:

STAT reports about a new app to help former drug users avoid triggers that could threaten their recovery.

The Sentinel reports about a decline locally in overdose deaths.

Emergency Preparedness:

WFMJ-TV reports that Grove City Medical Center was temporarily closed for decontamination after treating prison workers for contact with a suspicious substance.

Medicare and Medicaid:

The Hill reports that the Trump Administration is allowing insurers participating in Medicare Advantage plans to deal directly with drug manufacturers to lower costs.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Healthcare Dive reports about a newly released analysis about Affordable Care Act premiums.

Workforce:

CNBC reports that large employers are looking for new ways to provide prescription drug benefits.

In a related article, CNN Money reports that companies are contracting directly with hospitals and providers to provide benefits to their employees.

The New York Times reports about employer wellness programs.

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