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HAP Memo 15-18
State budget update (Sep 2015)

HAP Memo 15-16
State budget update (Jun 2015)

HAP Memo 15-07
HAP state budget analysis confirms several threats to hospital payments (Mar 2015)

HAP Memo 15-04
State budget release (Mar 2015)

Fact Sheet
On PA hospital community benefit during 2013

Fact Sheet
On the economic impact of PA hospitals during 2014

Fact Sheet
About supplemental Medicaid payments in Pennsylvania

Fact Sheet
Facts about Pennsylvania's critical access hospitals

In Critical Condition: The Fragile State of Critical Access Hospitals

Testimony for Rural Health Briefing
On challenges of rural health care delivery (May 2015)

Message Points
On hospital budget priorities (Jun 2015)

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Legislature Passes Budget that Invests in Health Care; Governor Wolf Vetoes the Spending Plan

During June, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 1192, an alternative to what Governor Wolf introduced during his March budget address.

Although the Governor subsequently vetoed HB 1192, Pennsylvania hospitals continue to support the health care funding contained in the legislative budget bill because it:

  • Rejects the Governor’s bid to increase the contribution of $130 million from the statewide hospital Quality Care Assessment to the General Fund—legislative leaders have indicated that they will reduce by roughly half, the additional contribution to the General Fund from the statewide hospital Quality Care Assessment
  • Restores funding for the obstetrics/neonatal intensive care and advanced burn care
  • Increases funding for the critical access hospitals which are most often Pennsylvania’s most remote health care providers

In addition, while they were working to pass HB 1192, legislative leaders and key staff in both Majority Caucuses demonstrated their willingness to work with HAP on necessary changes to the Public Welfare Code to allow for improved hospital payments, especially for payments related to outpatient and observation services.

HAP will continue to work with legislative leaders and the Administration on a final budget agreement that:

  • Provides patients with access to the health care services they need
  • Safeguards the financial stability of hospitals

Related News

November 18, 2015

Behavioral Health Priorities Advance Thanks to U.S. Senators’ Leadership

Two bills addressing behavioral health priorities—prenatal opioid abuse and infant opioid dependency, and access to emergency psychiatric care—have cleared the U.S. House and await signature into law.

November 17, 2015

Rep. Tom Killion Named Leader in PA Health and Health Care

News Release:  DVHC of HAP presented its 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award to Representative Tom Killion (R-District 168) in honor of his strong advocacy for hospitals, the health care community, and health care consumers in Pennsylvania.

November 16, 2015

PA Issues Draft RFP for Program to Help Keep Individuals with Physical Disabilities in Their Homes

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has requested public comment on a request for proposal (RFP) for a new program to provide health care services for an estimated 450,000 older Pennsylvanians and adults with physical disabilities.

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May 14, 2015

Jobs That Pay Off in More Ways Than One

Unemployment, poverty, and low wages jeopardize Pennsylvania’s health as well as its economy. The many good jobs provided by Pennsylvania hospitals address these challenges in more ways than you might think.

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