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October 18, 2017
News Release: Effective October 10, Kate M. Routledge has been appointed as senior director, compliance support, at The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).
A recent survey from HealthMine Health Intelligence Solution identifies important communication gaps between health plans and plan members.
October 17, 2017
The Wolf Administration today awarded $1 million grants to assist four health care organizations in developing medication-assisted treatment programs for Pennsylvanians suffering from the disease of addiction.
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October 13, 2017 | Janette Bisbee
For some time now, Medicare has been financially rewarding hospitals for good patient experiences as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAPHS). Next year, about 2 percent of Pennsylvania hospitals’ Medicare fee-for-service payments will be affected by how well they do on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ value-based purchasing calculations.
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September 13, 2017 | Andy Carter
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.
August 11, 2017 | Jolene Calla
Pennsylvanians, like all Americans, are concerned about how much they pay for prescription drugs. Taking the right medication in the right way is crucial to the health of many Americans. About half of us take prescription medications of some kind. But how are we to take our medications if we cannot afford to pay for them?