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May 9, 2019

Member News:

MyTwinTiers.com reports that Guthrie Health will include first aid for gun shots as part of its “stop the bleed” program.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that LifeCare Hospitals filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Penn Medicine and Drexel University are partnering to fund city arts and cultural organizations with the Philadelphia Cultural Pass pilot program.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports that Kaiser Permanente will introduce a new care network to address the social determinants of health that include housing, food and transportation.

Stat News reports that the Food and Drug Administration is rolling out new guidelines on how to study drug safety for pregnant and lactating women.

State News:

YourErie.com reports about National Nurses Week and one Pennsylvania nurse’s near death experience. UPMC Hamot cited

The Daily Local News reports that two state representatives will introduce legislation to provide training to school personnel to recognize signs of trauma in students.

National News:

ABC News reports that the measles outbreak continues to rise with 60 new cases within the last week.

The New York Times reports that Walmart has raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco products beginning July 2019.

Health Reform:

WFMZ-TV reports about a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that found an erosion in some of the insurance coverage gains made since the inception of the Affordable Care Act.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about Pennsylvania’s scores in the newly released National Health Security Preparedness Index, which assesses each state’s preparedness to handle a public health emergency.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports that Accountable Care Organizations are less likely to leave the Medicare program before their third year in the program.

Modern Healthcare reports that the Trump Administration’s plan to offer fee-for-service primary care with physician practices through Medicare has received bipartisan support.

Health IT:

FierceHealthcare reports that a Tennessee company will pay a $3 million settlement for HIPAA violations that exposed 300,000 patient health information.

Medical News:

The Post-Gazette reports that researchers are testing a new antibiotic-resistant infection treatment using genetically engineered viruses developed at the University of Pittsburgh.

An Inquirer op-ed outlines new research that bill begin to address the rise in autism diagnoses. HAP members cited

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