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Universal Patient Transfer Form (UPTF)
UPTF template to assist in safe and effective patient transfers (Nov 2016)


Ready Reference Tool ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Provision
HAP's Ready Reference Tool for Implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Sep 2016)


Facts About Newborn Screening in Pennsylvania
Newborn screening is intended to ensure that all babies are screened for certain serious conditions at birth. (Feb 2016)


Observation Status Notice
Sample brochure to provide to patient or designee about their outpatient status (Apr 2015)


Patient Rights & Responsibilities Brochure
Reflects CMS' Conditions of Participation regarding patient visitation and compliance with expanded non-discrimination language issued by DOH (Jul 2015)


Comment Letter to CMS
Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE) (Jan 2016)


Comment Letter
To CMS on proposed rule on CoPs for Home Health Agencies (Jan 2015)


Comment Letter
To Department of Health on draft guidance for Mcare reporting requirements (Feb 2014)


HAP Testimony
On certificate of need (Jun 2015)


HAP Testimony
In support of House Bill 30, which revises PA organ donation law (May 2014)


HAP Testimony
On providing notice to a patient on outpatient status (Jan 2014)


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HAPAC and HAPAC-Federal are the political action committees of HAP. Participation in HAPAC helps HAP communicate to lawmakers the vital role that health care facilities and their employees play in their communities every day. Learn more

Reducing Burdensome Compliance and Fiscal Implications of Hospital Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) periodically updates the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation, which Pennsylvania hospitals must comply with to receive federal reimbursement. These regulations range from influencing hospital governance, medical staff and nursing services, to medical records, outpatient services, and infection prevention control.

At the state level, policymakers pass laws, that when implemented through regulation, also impact daily operations. HAP advocates at both the state and federal level to reduce the burdensome compliance and fiscal implications these regulations may have on Pennsylvania hospitals, allowing them to provide the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting.

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December 10, 2018

Governor’s “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week” Includes Distribution of Free Naloxone

Governor Tom Wolf kicked off “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week,” a statewide initiative to distribute naloxone and get help for residents suffering from opioid-use disorder.


December 04, 2018

U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, Labor Release Health Care Competition Report

In fulfillment of an October, 2017, presidential Executive Order, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor today released a report intended to make recommendations that would facilitate a high-quality, affordable health care system by promoting choice and competition.


October 26, 2018

Hospitals Seek Policy Changes to Remove Barriers to Quality Improvement Efforts

Hospitals and health systems have made great strides to improve quality of care, such as reductions in hospital-acquired infections and early elective deliveries.  


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Related Blogs

September 13, 2017

The Federal Government Wants to Reduce Health Care Red Tape? Here’s Pennsylvania Hospitals’ Wish List!

Our federal government says it wants to reduce the unnecessary red tape that is holding back American innovation and driving up the costs of goods and services—including those related to health care. On behalf of Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems, I am pleased to say that we want to help with that.

October 31, 2016

Advancing a Culture of Mutual Respect: a critical element for a healing environment


February 26, 2016

Lessons from the Revenue Cycle Shop: The Day Our Defects Became Cash


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