WESA reports about Conemaugh Health System’s new “plain language” codes. HAP cited
The Daily Local News reports that Chester County Hospital received national designation as a Baby-Friendly birth facility.
The Patriot-News reports about new Penn State Health CEO Steve Massini.
In a related article, the Central Penn Business Journal also reports about the story. (Subscription required)
Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:
FierceHealthcare reports about a new report that indicates that housing should be a top priority for U.S. health care systems.
Reuters reports about time saved through “e-consults” with allergists. UPMC Susquehanna cited
The Herald-Standard reports about the Department of Health’s new campaign to help parents prevent children from vaping.
STAT reports about a planned executive order from the Trump Administration about drug pricing.
The Hill reports about state-based efforts to minimize vaccine exemptions.
Becker’s Hospital Review reports that health care added 34,900 jobs during June.
The Hill reports that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear arguments in a closely watched lawsuit involving the Affordable Care Act.
Medicare and Medicaid:
Modern Healthcare reports about rural hospital support for proposed changes to wage index.
Healthcare Dive reports that hospitals in the Comprehensive Joint Replacement model saved nearly $1,000 per episode of care during the first two years.
NorthcentralPA.com reports about Evangelical Community Hospital’s 2019 High School Summer Healthcare Careers program.
The Tribune-Review reports that cases of Type 2 diabetes remain high in Western Pennsylvania, despite a decrease nationwide.