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September 7, 2017

Member News:

Herald-Mail Media reports that Summit Health has reached an agreement with Humana to provide in-network access.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that "WellSpan York has been recognized for stroke care.

The Indiana Gazette reports about a new healing garden at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The Post-Gazette reports that UPMC has purchased a senior living campus adding to its senior community network.

Erie News Now reports that plans for UPMC Hamot’s new patient care tower have been approved.

State Budget:

The Morning Call reports that with the budget revenue plan still pending, citizens could be hurt as soon as mid-September.

Technology:

Healthcare Dive reports about two reports by the National Quality Forum on telehealth interoperability.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Healthcare Dive reports that Sepsis costs patients and health providers more than any other discharge issue.

FierceHealthcare reports about a study showing patients referred to "preferred skill nursing facility networks" have greater reductions in readmissions.

Health Reform:

FierceHealthcare reports about upcoming Senate hearings to stabilize the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Kaiser Health News reports that state insurance commissioners are grappling with the task of keeping the market stable.

The New York Times reports that the Senate began work towards a bipartisan bill to stabilize the insurance markets.

Opioids:

Wyoming County Press Examiner reports that Senator Casey hosted a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. Tyler Memorial Hospital member cited

Medicare and Medicaid:

Kaiser Health News reports about the spillover benefit for children whose parents are on Medicaid.

The Kaiser Family Foundation reports about what we learned about Medicaid expansion and what to look for through year-end.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Healthcare Dive reports about a study reflecting lower hospital and physician prices in markets concentrated with insurers.

Revenue Cycle Advisor reports about patients’ confusion regarding their payment responsibilities under a high-deductible plan.

HealthLeaders Media reports about a new study regarding the progress of value-based care and its cost.

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