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August 04, 2015
A new study reveals that public health insurance exchange customers are different from those with other sources of insurance coverage, such as employers, Medicare, and Medicaid.
August 03, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a series of Medicare payment rules that are scheduled to take effect October 1, 2015, the start of federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016.
Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16) joined 15 colleagues on the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee in signing a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay action that could interfere with wireless patient monitoring.
July 31, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) which outlines the 2016 Medicare payment rates under the SNF prospective payment system.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its national health expenditure projections for 2014–2024.
July 30, 2015
The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee has introduced a series of bills that would change the way hospital payments are provided.
July 29, 2015
The U.S. Senate passed, by unanimous consent, legislation requiring oral and written notification to patients about their outpatient status when receiving care under observation.
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.