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August 7, 2019

Member News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Allegheny General Hospital is opening a new specialized unit.

WPMT-TV reports about UPMC Pinnacle’s plans to move UPMC Memorial’s operations to a new location.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about opposition to the proposed sale of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program assets to Tower Health.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports that lack of price transparency is a leading cause of patient dissatisfaction.

Futurity reports about the value of “teach back” communication between a patient and physician.

State News:

The Patriot-News reports about the newly released report about hospital-specific outcomes for certain common surgical procedures.

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

National News:

The Fresno Bee reports about patients who are denied physician-prescribed medications by their insurer's pharmacy benefit manager.

The Washington Post reports about the high cost of insulin.

STAT reports about “pay-to-play” clinical trials.

FierceHealthcare reports about what hospitals are doing to stem gun violence.

Health Reform:

Kaiser Health News reports that Physicians for Fair Coverage is warning that federal legislation to end surprise medical bills will "shred" the safety net.

Opioids:

STAT reports about newly released federal data about naloxone prescriptions.

Workforce:

The Herald-Standard reports about the important role of hospitalist in the patient care team. HAP members cited

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