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January 30, 2020

New Analysis Shows Increases in Use of Prior Authorization, Burdensome Red Tape

A recently released survey analysis from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) found that 84 percent of responding providers said the number of medical services that require prior authorization is increasing. HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospital community believe that patient care should not be delayed because of red tape, and support efforts to reform the state’s burdensome prior authorization laws.

January 29, 2020

Supreme Court Allows “Public Charge” Rule to Move Forward

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted an injunction on the so-called “public charge” rule, allowing it to move forward. The public charge rule could impact the ability of legal (lawfully present) immigrants to get a green card or become a citizen based on the extent to which they access and rely upon public benefits.

January 23, 2020

PA Hospitals on Alert for Cases of Coronavirus

As travel restrictions quickly increase in certain parts of China due to cases of the highly-contagious 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), federal and state officials are closely watching the virus’ spread.

January 22, 2020

Health Care Remains a Top Priority Among Americans

A recent Gallop poll of American adults indicates that health care remains a top-of-mind issue among Americans and will, once again, be a consideration in the upcoming Presidential election. 

January 17, 2020

HAP Calls for Certainty, Urges Supreme Court to Review ACA Case

In a “friend of the court” brief, HAP joined state hospital associations from around the country in urging the Supreme Court to provide “prompt and final resolution” of questions raised by the appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate unconstitutional.