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March 31, 2020

In New Video Series, HAP President and CEO Shares COVID-19 Insight

This week, HAP has launched a new video series to bring the media and consumers insight into the hospital community’s response to COVID-19. In these short updates, Andy Carter, HAP’s President and CEO will provide key updates and analysis how the ever-changing crisis is unfolding in the state.

March 27, 2020

Uptick in Health Care-Related Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks targeting the health care sector have risen dramatically during 2020 and continue to claim enterprise victims. There have been new victims of the Ryuk ransomware, which specifically targets large enterprises for large payments.

March 27, 2020

Congress Passes Third Coronavirus Package

After a tumultuous week of negotiations, Congress passed the $2 trillion “phase three” COVID-19 relief package. The package includes a number of policies that will support health care providers in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020

CMS Delays Implementation of the October 1, 2020 Minimum Data Set 3.0 v1.18.1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is delaying the release of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 v1.18.1. The release had been previously scheduled for October 1, 2020, but announced it would delay the release in response to concerns raised by stakeholder organizations.

March 26, 2020

HAP, HAPevolve Partner with Life Sciences, Business, and State Agencies to Increase Supplies and Health Care Volunteers

HAP is partnering with Life Sciences Pennsylvania, the PA Chamber of Business and Industry (PA Chamber), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development to generate donations, promote volunteerism, and increase supplies needed by Pennsylvania’s hospitals and health systems to test and treat patients with novel coronavirus (COVID-19).