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April 06, 2020

Action Alert – Grassroots Mobilization for Health Care Funding

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a devastating impact on Pennsylvania and the nation, state legislators have the power to provide significant financial support to ensure that the Pennsylvania health care community has the means to sufficiently respond to the virus and save lives. HAP is actively advocating for additional resources from the state government, and it has become clear that lawmakers want to hear from Pennsylvania health care workers and medical providers in order to take a significant and meaningful legislative step to provide the support to health care providers on the front lines of COVID-19. 

April 03, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Treasurer Provides Financial Options for PA Hospitals

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania’s Treasurer Joe Torsella, yesterday announced a program to help Pennsylvania’s hospitals with liquidity during a time when they are ramping up to prepare and provide care. This announcement comes during the same time that hospitals are hemorrhaging revenues that traditionally come from non-emergent and elective care.

April 02, 2020

Medicare’s “Hospitals Without Walls” Policy Takes Effect Immediately

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a new initiative this week to allow hospitals to care for patients and bill Medicare and other government payors when they provide services outside traditional hospital settings. This allows for the use of ambulatory surgery centers that have canceled elective surgeries to be used for COVID-19 patient care. In addition, other non-hospital buildings approved by the state also can be used to help expand patient care areas.

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