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June 6, 2019

Member News:

NorthcentralPA.com reports that UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors’ continuing care team was awarded the state’s Baronner Rural Innovation and Transformation Award.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Hahnemann University Hospital is exploring options toward creating a long-term plan.

WRFA reports about the unveiling of UPMC Chautauqua’s new Women’s and Maternity Care Center and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Inpatient units.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WFMZ-TV reports that KidPeace Foster Care is celebrating its 40-year anniversary with a special issue of its Healing Magazine.


The Daily Item reports about Geisinger’s state-of-the-art surgical theater.

Quality and Patient Safety:

WBRE-TV reports about the outdoor play deck for young patients at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Janet Weis Children Hospital.

A New York Times op-ed discusses protecting patients’ sleep while in the hospital.

State News:

WITF reports that only about 50 percent of eligible Pennsylvanians receive WIC assistance.

National News:

Kaiser Health News reports about a couple whose health insurance was dropped without notice following a payment error.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about how hospitals are providing price transparency to consumers, according to a new Kaufman Hall report.

Health Reform:

The Morning Call reports about bipartisan legislation to enable Pennsylvania to create its own health insurance exchange.

POLITICO reports that premium increases for 2020 health insurance policies through Healthcare.gov are projected to be modest.


The Associated Press and WHYY report about a new overdose response initiative in Philadelphia.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Times reports that Elwood City Medical Center is evaluating the possible impact of a recent cyberattack.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Kaiser Health News reports about the proposed change to the way hospitals are paid to benefit hospitals in rural communities.

Health IT:

USA Today reports about a LabCorp data breach potentially affecting 7.7 million patients.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Tribune-Review reports that UPMC will drop a prepay rule for senior citizens and people with disabilities in Highmark’s Freedom Blue and Security Blue Medicare Advantage plans.

In a related article, WTAE-TV reports that UPMC announced that Hillman Cancer Center access will continue for Highmark members after the consent decree ends June 30.

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