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News Release: HAP Welcomes Kate Routledge as Senior Director, Compliance Support

October 18, 2017

News Release:  Effective October 10, Kate M. Routledge has been appointed as senior director, compliance support, at The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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Survey Shows Communication Gaps Between Health Plans and Members

October 18, 2017

A recent survey from HealthMine Health Intelligence Solution identifies important communication gaps between health plans and plan members.

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Four PA Health Care Organizations Awarded $1M Grants for Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment

October 17, 2017

The Wolf Administration today awarded $1 million grants to assist four health care organizations in developing medication-assisted treatment programs for Pennsylvanians suffering from the disease of addiction. 

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Patient and Family Engagement:  Nice to Have—or Strategic Necessity?

October 13, 2017 | Janette Bisbee

Patient and Family Engagement: Nice to Have—or Strategic Necessity?

For some time now, Medicare has been financially rewarding hospitals for good patient experiences as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAPHS). Next year, about 2 percent of Pennsylvania hospitals’ Medicare fee-for-service payments will be affected by how well they do on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ value-based purchasing calculations.

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The Federal Government Wants to Reduce Health Care Red Tape? Here’s Pennsylvania Hospitals’ Wish List!

September 13, 2017 | Andy Carter

The Federal Government Wants to Reduce Health Care Red Tape? Here’s Pennsylvania Hospitals’ Wish List!

Our federal government says it wants to reduce the unnecessary red tape that is holding back American innovation and driving up the costs of goods and services—including those related to health care. On behalf of Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems, I am pleased to say that we want to help with that.

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Tackling the high price of medications in PA:  Why target 340B, a program for vulnerable patients and hospitals?

August 11, 2017 | Jolene Calla

Tackling the high price of medications in PA: Why target 340B, a program for vulnerable patients and hospitals?

Pennsylvanians, like all Americans, are concerned about how much they pay for prescription drugs. Taking the right medication in the right way is crucial to the health of many Americans. About half of us take prescription medications of some kind. But how are we to take our medications if we cannot afford to pay for them?

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