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October 20, 2020

Senate Hearing on Broadband Wraps up Efforts and Looks to the Future

In what was deemed as the largest virtually attended broadband hearing of the 2019–2020 legislative session, on Tuesday more than 30 stakeholders joined the state Senate Communications and Technology Committee Broadband Public Roundtable, to discuss federal and state perspectives on broadband access and the impact of COVID-19 on access to health care and other services.

October 19, 2020

Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week

National Healthcare Quality Week, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality, is dedicated to celebrating the contributions that professionals have made in the field and bringing greater awareness to the profession of health care quality.

October 16, 2020

CMS Expands List of Reimbursed Telehealth Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that providers will have 11 additional telehealth services that will be reimbursed by CMS during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

October 15, 2020

Number of Uninsured Children Reverts to Pre-ACA Levels

A new Georgetown University Health Policy Institute report details a record increase in the number of children across the country without health insurance. With more than four million uninsured children as of 2019, years of national progress driven by the Affordable Care Act have been reversed.

October 14, 2020

Wolf Administration Outlines Fall Flu, COVID-19 Preparations

As Pennsylvania enters the autumn and winter months, the state’s public health infrastructure is ready to address the dual threat of flu season and an increase in COVID-19 cases, state Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD, said today.

October 12, 2020

Federal Lawmakers Press Government Agency on Cybersecurity Capabilities

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force many Americans to conduct increasingly larger portions of their business online, cybersecurity remains a top concern for government officials and consumers, alike. This is especially true for health care providers and institutions, and the patients they serve.

October 09, 2020

HAP 2020 Achievement Awards Spotlight: UPMC Cole, Coudersport

HAP’s Achievement Awards showcase exceptional programs throughout Pennsylvania’s hospital community. This week, HAP is proud to recognize UPMC Cole, Coudersport, for its innovative project to bolster oral health in the communities it serves.