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HAP is working to move legislation to protect health care workers, increase access to care, ensure payor reimbursement for telemedicine services, and protect essential hospital funding streams for patients.

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HAP is working to safeguard resources that help hospitals serve vulnerable communities and continue efforts to find consensus on policy that protects patients from unanticipated medical bills without government interference in private negotiations between providers and health plans.

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January 15, 2021

Four Enduring Lessons from 2020

Twenty-twenty was an incredibly difficult year for everyone. Just weeks into the year—on January 27—the HAP emergency management (EM) team activated for the COVID-19 event. As we approach the anniversary of our activation, and look back on the year that was, we see the ways that COVID-19 changed how we do things, as well as some essential lessons that will guide us as we plan for future emergencies.

Today's News Clips

Meadville Medical Center CEO addresses vaccine roll-out
January 22, 2021 – The Meadville Tribune

Geisinger CEO: COVID-19 vaccines are working
January 22, 2021 – The Daily Item

UPMC Susquehanna planning new projects
January 22, 2021 – Sun-Gazette

Guthrie reviews accomplishments and challenges of 2020 during annual public meeting
January 22, 2021 – The Daily Review

Titusville Hospital was finalist for leadership award
January 22, 2021 – The Meadville Tribune

Penn Highlands provides vaccine update
January 22, 2021 – The Courier Express

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