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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.


STAT reports about newly released federal data about naloxone prescriptions.


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

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