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November 7, 2018

Advance Directives:

FierceHealthcare reports about newly released palliative care clinical guidelines.

Member News:

ModernHealthcare reports about Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s third quarter financial report.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Universal Health Services has teamed with Michigan-based Beaumont Health to build a new behavioral health facility in Detroit.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Tribune-Democrat reports to consumers about urgent care versus emergency care.

National News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about the “alarming” number of Americans that save and share antibiotics.

FierceHealthcare reports, “The Affordable Care Act reduced racial disparities in health insurance coverage in California…”

FierceHealthcare reports that a new analysis estimates that Arkansas’ Medicaid program will lose as much as eight times more in federal dollars than it saves by adding work requirements.

Health Reform:

WHYY reports about 2019 health insurance plan options for Pennsylvanians.

CNBC reports that insurers are starting to turn a profit on marketplace plans.

Flu Vaccine:

CNBC reports with reasons why people don’t get a flu shot.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Home Health Care News reports that federal officials have extended the deadline until at least November 2019 for revising hospital discharge planning requirements.

ModernHealthcare reports about a new analysis that questions the accuracy of Nursing Home Compare star ratings.

Health IT:

FierceHealthcare reports about newly released study results about errors in pediatric electronic health records.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Healthcare Dive reports about Anthem’s “bold” payment policies.

Workforce:

FORTUNE reports that Jefferson Health is offering free genetic testing to its employees in a collaboration with DNA sequencing firm Color Genomics.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Penn Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania are creating an executive health care leadership program.

The Indiana Gazette reports with an update about contract negotiations at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about average health care CEO salaries.

Medical News:

Reuters reports that superbug infections resistant to antibiotics are increasing.

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