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Today's News - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
reports that Hanover Hospital was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group.
reports that Capital Blue Cross has named Hanover Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.
Economic Impact of Hospitals
reports, “Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey says he spends a lot of time pushing for funding of the National Institutes of Health because it translates into jobs in Philadelphia and other parts of this region.”
Quality & Patient Safety
reports to consumers about how to negotiate hospital and physician charges.
Healthcare Finance News
reports about a low-cost and simple scorecard that may help detect patients more likely to be readmitted.
reports that UPMC Hamot expects to provide $49 million worth of uncompensated care in fiscal 2013, an increase of about $13 million from the previous year.
reports about the recent hospital report issued by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.
reports that the average cost for anesthesia units is 14 percent higher than last year.
report about a new RAND study about emergency rooms and hospital admissions.
New York Times
reports that the cost of claims from the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan has far exceeded federal estimates, leading to provider cuts.
reports about the “now transparent” federal database of hospital prices.
reports about the small Oklahoma hospital devastated by the recent tornado.
reports about an upcoming state Senate hearing to discuss the regional impact of an expansion of Medicaid.
New York Times
editorial discusses continuing Republican efforts to thwart the Affordable Care Act.
essay by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster discusses the “dreaded launch of Obamacare.”
reports about health IT spending.
reports about new research from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania about staffing a nighttime physician in the intensive care unit.
reports that UPMC will cut about 100 transcription jobs.
reports that PinnacleHealth System recently performed its 1,000th kidney transplant since beginning its program in 2000.
reports that a phone scam is falsely using the name of a local hospital.