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July 9, 2019

Member News:

The Intelligencer reports about Lower Bucks Hospital’s new CEO, Michael Motte.

The Carlisle Sentinel reports that UPMC Pinnacle recently received HAP’s Excellence in Care award. HAP cited

The Daily Item reports about leadership structural changes at Evangelical Community Hospital.

The Daily American reports, “UPMC Somerset has announced a newly appointed executive management group.” (Subscription required)

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

HealthLeaders Media reports about a newly released four-part framework for creating partnerships that address social determinants of health.

Technology:

NPR reports about the increasing number of rural Americans turning to telehealth for medical appointments.

Quality and Patient Safety:

STAT reports about the medical and economic benefits of medically tailored meals.

National News:

The Associated Press reports that about 23 percent of Americans over 50 in a recent survey indicated that they don’t anticipate retiring.

The Hill reports that a federal judge blocked the Trump Administration from requiring prescription drug list prices in TV ads.

Reuters reports about new measles cases in the U.S. outbreak.

A Hill opinion discusses the increasing numbers of homeless in the U.S.

Health Reform:

The Associated Press reports about Congress’ ambitious agenda of lowering health care costs.

CNBC reports that Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden would restore the individual mandate.

Opioids:

The Post-Gazette and WHYY report about Pennsylvania’s new Opioid Learning Action Network. HAP cited

In a related article, the Philadelphia Inquirer also reports about the story. HAP cited

Medicare and Medicaid:

Home Health Care News reports, “A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is looking to relax federal anti-kickback rules…”

Health IT:

FierceHealthcare reports about safeguarding patient data from cyber threats.

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