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September 11, 2018

Member News:

The Gettysburg Times reports about WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s expanded cardiac services and enhanced treatment facilities.

The Bradford Era reports that Bradford Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services is celebrating 30 years of serving the community.

Technology:

Healthcare Dive reports about effective blood pressure management through telemonitoring.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthDay News reports about drug-resistant hypertension and medication adherence.

A U.S. News & World Report article written by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Madeline Bell discusses the importance of removing barriers to behavioral health care.

National News:

STAT reports about delays in regulations implementing the 21st Century Cures Act.

FierceHealthcare reports that millions of Americans nationally could lose Medicaid coverage with the implementation of work requirements.

Healthcare Dive reports about a study comparing Hospital Compare ratings with those from Yelp and other similar crowdsourcing sites.

A New York Times opinion states, “States urgently need to change their regulations to limit hospital prices for out-of-network emergency care.”

Opioids:

NBC reports that new study findings indicate that almost one-third of opioid prescriptions do not include a diagnosis for the medication in the patient’s record.

In a related article, CNN also reports about the study.

The Philly Voice reports about why teens are more prone to addiction.

Reuters reports that young people with addiction are not receiving recommended medications to treat their disorder.

Flu Vaccine:

CNBC reports that federal officials are recommending getting a flu shot early.

Medicare and Medicaid:

FierceHealthcare reports about MedPAC’s “overwhelming” support for a proposed redesign of the quality and value programs for hospitals.

FierceHealthcare reports that nearly 100 state and national provider groups are calling for reconsideration of a recent rule change to allow Medicare Advantage plans to use step therapy for Part B drugs.

Workforce:

Healthcare Dive reports about a new study that indicates a link between physician burnout and patient care quality.

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