The Herald-Mail Media and the Public Opinion report about Fulton County Medical Center’s accreditation as a Level IV trauma center effective November 1.
The Post-Standard reports about state approval for The Guthrie Clinic’s affiliation with New York’s soon-to-be-named Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.
The Post-Gazette reports about Ellwood City Hospital’s financial challenges. HAP members cited
A Post-Gazette op-ed by HAP president and CEO Andy Carter and state director of AARP Pennsylvania Bill Johnston-Walsh discusses the need for telemedicine legislation in Pennsylvania. HAP cited
Quality and Patient Safety:
NPR reports about preventing delirium for ICU patients.
Becker’s Hospital Review reports about a newly released federal report about reductions in U.S. hospitals of health care-associated infections.
POLITICO reports about the results of a voter poll, in anticipation of the midterm elections.
In a related article, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports about health care as a major midterm election issue in Pennsylvania.
FierceHealthcare reports that U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley is calling on federal officials to investigate possible anticompetitive use of contracts between hospital systems and insurers.
The Hill reports that the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee will investigate the country’s increasing rate of maternal mortality.
The Associated Press reports that health care is a major midterm election issue across the U.S.
WBUR reports that nurses in Massachusetts are split about the nurse-to-patient ratio ballot question.
The Hill reports about Republican support for pre-existing condition protections.
In a related article, NPR reports about the importance of insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Becker’s Hospital Review and WFMZ-TV report that seven major health insurers in Pennsylvania will remove prior authorization requirements for opioid treatment.
PBS reports about concerns that changes to the Federal Emergency Management Association policy could put disabled Americans at risk.
In a related article, Reuters reports that warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach some disabled residents.
Medicare and Medicaid:
The Times Leader reports about the release of star ratings for the 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans.
FierceHealthcare reports about gender-based difference in nurse salaries.
WGRZ-TV reports about advances in genetic reproductive medicine.