The Carlisle Sentinel reports, “Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program.”
The Times reports that the Heritage Valley Health System’s Heart and Vascular Centers have been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography.
Becker’s Hospital Review reports about Becker’s Healthcare’s 2019 edition of its “100 great hospitals in America” listing. HAP members cited
The Philly Voice reports that Bryn Mawr Hospital is part of a study to use lithotripsy to treat calcified leg artery blockages.
Quality and Patient Safety:
NPR reports that high-deductible health insurance plans are linked to delayed treatment for some patients.
A Health Affairs blog discusses the crisis of shifting costs through high-deductible insurance plans to people with chronic health conditions.
The Pennsylvania Business Report reports about recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish a statewide family and medical leave insurance program.
Healthcare Dive reports about a newly released S&P Global report predicting likely health care-related federal reforms this year.
Home Health Care News reports about the benefits to the home health care industry of geriatric-focused emergency departments.
Healthcare Finance News reports about how site-neutral payment polices are accelerating hospital affiliations in Maine.
Medicare and Medicaid:
Modern Healthcare reports about new projections for future increases in national Medicare costs.
Insurance and Managed Care:
Vox reports that a new report from the Congressional Budget Office indicates that more than one million Americans have become uninsured since 2016.
In a related article, FierceHealthcare also reports about the story.
NPR reports about medical education’s influence on overtreatment.
The Associated Press reports that this year’s seasonal flu season’s “second wave” makes it the longest flu season during the past decade.