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July 28, 2015
In preparation for the release of a proposal touching on a variety of hospital payment policies, the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health dedicated two hearings during July to explore recommendations by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and challenges facing rural providers.
July 27, 2015
HAP submitted comments
today about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed
Medicaid managed care and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) rule.
July 24, 2015
Pennsylvania hospitals have long been an economic engine for
the commonwealth. Last month, they added 1,300 jobs to their payrolls for total
direct employment of 270,900 jobs.
News Release: Pennsylvania hospitals are constantly working and challenging themselves to adopt forward-thinking processes and care models in order to provide the best possible quality of care and patient experience.
July 23, 2015
The Department of Human Services (DHS) recently outlined its next steps towards implementing a Managed Long-Term Services and Supports program in Pennsylvania to improve care coordination and health outcomes for Pennsylvania seniors and individuals living with disabilities, while allowing more individuals to live in their community.
July 22, 2015
Pennsylvania remains a leader in the prevention of health care-associated infections in the nation, according to a recently released report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) about health care-associated infections throughout the state during 2013.
July 21, 2015
Under a new Medicare Care Choices Model announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare and dually eligible beneficiaries may elect to receive hospice services from participating hospices while concurrently receiving curative care.
July 20, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) released a list of proposed changes to be included in the procurement for the Medicaid HealthChoices program to stakeholders today.
July 17, 2015
HAP is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center, a cooperative venture of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers, to provide two primary care career fairs to assist its member hospitals and health systems with their workforce recruitment efforts.
July 16, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published, for the first time, star ratings for the quality of patient care provided by home health agencies.
A recently released annual report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, found that U.S. infants born before 37 weeks of age fell by one-tenth of a percent during 2013 to 11.4 percent (down from 12.8% during 2006).
July 15, 2015
HAP submitted comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in response to its Managed Long-Term Services and Supports discussion document released during June to improve the quality of care for Pennsylvania seniors and individuals living with disabilities.
July 14, 2015
HAP and 11
Pennsylvania hospitals were among those recently recognized
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for their voluntary
efforts to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation as a part of its Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would revise the requirements that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
July 13, 2015
The National Partnership for Women & Families has launched a national campaign to support patients in asking for, getting, and effectively using their digital health care data.