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Guidelines for Releasing Information about Hospital Patients
Guidelines to help members of the media and the public better understand the parameters of the HIPAA Privacy rules when seeking patient information from a hospital.

Reports & Fact Sheets

Reports & Fact Sheets

Learn more about Pennsylvania hospitals, the issues they face, and their impact on their communities through HAP reports and fact sheets.

News Releases

News Release: Pa. Hospital Community Troubled by Cancellation of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

October 13, 2017

News Release:  Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced that it would not fulfil cost-sharing reduction payments, a provision of the Affordable Care Act designed to help reduce health care costs for lower-income Americans. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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News Release: HAP Statement about Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson

September 27, 2017

News Release:  Yesterday, U.S. Senators abandoned a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before the September 30 budget reconciliation deadline. They did not obtain the commitments for the 50 votes needed to pass the bill. Following the announcement, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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News Release: HAP Announces Official Launch of HAPevolve

September 15, 2017

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has launched HAPevolve, a new for-profit subsidiary company offering on-demand solutions for business, clinical, and government compliance matters facing health care providers. 

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HAP’s Tom Grace in Texas to Support Medical Response to Harvey

August 29, 2017

News Release:  Tom Grace, vice president, emergency preparedness for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), has been deployed to support Texas medical operations as a member of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) team from Pennsylvania. Grace serves as a NDMS Federal Disaster Team Commander.

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HAP Welcomes Doug Barber as Senior Accountant

August 15, 2017

News Release:  Effective August 1, J. Douglas Barber has been appointed Senior Accountant for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). In this position, Barber will assist the controller in all functions of the association’s financial operations and will serve as the main accountant for outside organizations contracting with HAP for financial and accounting services.

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Media Contacts

Statewide - HAP

Rachel Moore
Director, Media Relations,
(717) 561-5342 

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HAP is committed to being a credible source of hospital and health care information for the media and for consumers. Reporters and the public can access HAP news releases, reports, fact sheets, and information on HIPAA privacy guidelines for releasing patient information.

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