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June 10, 2019

Member News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about Mark Sevco’s appointment as president of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

HealthLeaders Media reports about J.C. Blair Health System joining Penn Highlands Healthcare.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about the opening of St. Mary Health Feasterville. (Subscription required)

State Budget:

The Associated Press reports about the major considerations in this year’s budget negotiations.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Observer-Reporter reports that Washington Health System donated money for a new automated external defibrillator to be placed at a community pool.

The Public Opinion reports about the results of Summit Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment.

State News:

The Morning Call reports about legislation to create a state-based insurance exchange. HAP cited

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports that the health care industry hired 15,700 employees during May.

NPR reports that mental health parity remains an elusive goal in U.S. health insurance coverage.

Healthcare Dive reports, “CMS is calling on the public to submit ideas on how to eliminate administrative burdens and excessive red tape in America's health care system…”

Home Health Care News reports about how federal immigration policies directly affect the health care industry.

Health Reform:

Reuters reports that states with expanded Medicaid programs saw lower death rates from cardiovascular disease among people 45 to 64 years of age. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania cited

Opioids:

Modern Healthcare reports about continuing efforts at hospitals to cut opioid use. Geisinger cited

The Associated Press reports that a 2017 survey indicates that naloxone was available in only about one-third of Philadelphia’s pharmacies, and often required a prescription.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports that, for the first time since the program started during 2006, enrollment in standalone Medicare Part D plans decreased slightly.

Health IT:

Modern Healthcare reports about industry comments about the proposed interoperability rules.

Workforce:

WBRE-TV reports that Lackawanna College announced a new associate degree in nursing program.

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