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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.


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To Department of Health on draft guidance for Mcare reporting requirements (Feb 2014)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


HAP Testimony
On providing notice to a patient on outpatient status


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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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October 09, 2017

PA Right to Try Legislation Heads to Governor for Signature

Late last week, the Pennsylvania House unanimously approved House Bill 45, sponsored by Representative Robert Godshall, to allow terminally ill patients access to experimental medical treatments and medications that have not been approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.


October 04, 2017

PHC4 Releases Research Brief on Sepsis Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania

Today, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released findings from its analysis of sepsis hospitalizations. According to PHC4’s research brief, Sepsis Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania, patients hospitalized with sepsis saw a 28 percent decrease in the average length of stay during 2016 compared to 2008.


September 28, 2017

Department of Health Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations: Comment Window Closes Soon

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is seeking input from patients and their caregivers about what should be included in proposed regulations for participation in the state's medical marijuana program. The short window for consumer input ends Monday, October 2.


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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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