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Today's News Clips

March 20, 2018

Member News:

The Daily Item reports about the benefits of Evangelical Hospital’s hyperbaric chamber.

WPMT-TV reports that construction of the UPMC Pinnacle Memorial replacement hospital is on schedule.


mHealthIntelligence reports that Temple University Hospital is launching a telehealth program for about 450 patients with ideopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

State News:

The Morning Call reports that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued new regulations for medical marijuana clinical research programs.

USA Today reports with an update about Pennsylvania’s Congressional map.

National News:

The Washington Examiner reports, “The pharmaceutical and hospital lobbies are dueling to sway lawmakers pondering changes to a drug discount program for some hospitals.”

The Washington Post reports about the coming deadline to finalize the federal spending bill.

In a related article, the Hill reports about marketplace stability funding in the legislation.

A Baltimore Sun op-ed reports about the proposed reduction in financial support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program contained in the Trump Administration’s 2019 budget.

Health Reform:

Healthcare Finance News reports that the American Hospital Association and others are calling for reinstatement of cost-sharing reduction payments and a reinsurance program.


Kaiser Health News reports about the federal response to the opioid epidemic.

In a related article, the Hill also reports about the story.

Health IT:

Fortune reports about Geisinger as a success story in its data use.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Tribune-Review reports about “record-breaking” revenue for Highmark’s 2017 fiscal year.

In a related article, the Central Penn Business Journal also reports about the story.


CBS Philly and the Patriot-News report about Match Day at local hospitals. HAP members cited

Medical News:

USA Today reports about the significant increase in teen suicides in the U.S.

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