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July 8, 2019

Member News:

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.

Technology:

Reuters reports about time saved through “e-consults” with allergists. UPMC Susquehanna cited

State News:

The Herald-Standard reports about the Department of Health’s new campaign to help parents prevent children from vaping.

National News:

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.

Health Reform:

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.

Workforce:

NorthcentralPA.com reports about Evangelical Community Hospital’s 2019 High School Summer Healthcare Careers program.

Medical News:

The Tribune-Review reports that cases of Type 2 diabetes remain high in Western Pennsylvania, despite a decrease nationwide.

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