HAP's Latest News

August 02, 2022

What to Know: CMS Hospital 2023 IPPS Final Rule

This week, CMS announced its final rule increasing inpatient hospital payment rates 1.1 percentage point above the agency’s original proposal and providing an additional $2.6 billion to U.S. hospitals.

July 20, 2022

Overdose Deaths Soared during Early Pandemic

U.S. drug overdose deaths increased 30 percent, and health disparities across racial and ethnic groups widened early during the pandemic, according to a new CDC report.

July 08, 2022

Budget Supports Pennsylvanians’ Mental Health

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) reacted to the General Assembly’s passage of the 2022-2023 state budget, which includes more than $142 million in additional funding to support behavioral health care.

May 09, 2022

HAP Leadership Summit Day 1: A Focus on Behavioral Health

This afternoon, HAP’s Leadership Summit kicked off with a focus on behavioral health. COVID-19 has amplified existing challenges in behavioral health care, especially the state’s shortage of post-acute placements and behavioral health treatment options.

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