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PA Hospitals Concerned about Consumer Confusion if New Price Transparency Rules Adopted, Remain Committed to Helping Consumers

November 15, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued two rules that require hospitals and insurers to make pricing information available to the public. While strongly supporting efforts for greater transparency in health care, Pennsylvania hospitals have concerns about whether the rules will help consumers, saying that mandating the disclosure of privately and competitively-negotiated rates may add to consumer confusion. Hospitals believe that consumers need useful and meaningful information.

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Pennsylvania Performing Well according to Updated Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard

November 14, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued the first annual update to its Medicaid and CHIP scorecard with the addition of new data points, measures, and improved functions to access data. Pennsylvania is performing well.

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New Survey Looks at Public’s Views about Health Reform

November 13, 2019

A recent survey explored the public’s opinion about health reform. 

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CMS Finalizes 2020 Rules Despite Significant Hospital Concerns; Will Issue a Separate Rule on Price Transparency

November 04, 2019

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2020 final rule for the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System and quality reporting programs.

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ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment Starts Today. What Pennsylvanians Need to Know

November 01, 2019

The six-week Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace HealthCare.gov runs today through December 15, 2019. Pennsylvanians who get their insurance through the marketplace, or who are uninsured, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get covered and stay covered. Despite what you may be hearing about the future of the ACA, these plans still have important consumer protections and benefits and they are available for coverage in 2020.

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U.S. House Takes Action to Promote Health Care Workforce, Transparency on Pharmacy Benefit Managers

October 29, 2019

Yesterday, the U.S. House unanimously approved a series of bills poised to improve and strengthen our nation’s health care system by investing in health care workforce development and training programs; and authorizing new tools to improve the availability of information regarding drug prices.

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New Report Estimates Hospital Payments Will Be Cut by More than $252 Billion between 2010 and 2029

October 21, 2019

A new report found that payment cuts enacted by the U.S. Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will result in more than $252.6 billion in reductions to hospitals between 2010 and 2029.

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New “Public Charge” Immigration Policy Rule Blocked from Taking Effect

October 14, 2019

In a flurry of legal action on Friday, three federal courts acted to block a new immigration policy that was set to take effect on October 15.

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Pennsylvania Featured in New Report about States Moving from Federal- to State-based Health Care Marketplaces

October 11, 2019

Pennsylvania is one of six states examined in an Urban Institute report examining an increasing trend among states: a shift from federal- to state-based health care marketplaces.

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Effort to Improve Care Coordination by Modernizing Anti-Fraud Regulations Proposed

October 09, 2019

The Trump Administration today issued two proposed rules that will modernize fraud and abuse laws. 

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It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week––State Agency Highlights that Hospital Stays for Treatment Exceeded One Million Days during 2018

October 09, 2019

Since 1990, the first full week of October has been dedicated as Mental Illness Awareness Week. A new research brief highlights the number of hospital stays for behavioral health treatment, as HAP advocates for expanded access to care.

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Food Security Summit Spotlights Pennsylvania’s Progress to Fight Hunger

October 08, 2019

The Wolf Administration held its annual food security summit to provide an update about Pennsylvania’s progress to fight hunger. HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals also have been working to improve health through food security and healthy eating initiatives.

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Executive Order Calls for Medicare Policy Reforms

October 04, 2019

Yesterday, President Trump issued an executive order calling for Medicare policy reforms intended to encourage innovation, increase seniors’ options for obtaining affordable health care coverage, lower regulatory burdens for providers, and enhance the program’s fiscal sustainability by linking payment to value.

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Site-neutral Payment Policy Impacting Community Care Overturned

September 18, 2019

A federal district court judge ruled that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exceeded its statutory authority when it finalized policy to decrease payments for clinic visits at off-campus outpatient departments.

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New Federal Dollars to Help States Address Opioid Crisis; Focus Aligns with HAP Opioid Learning Action Network Goals

September 05, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states to assist with the opioid crisis. 

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