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eHealth Authority Updates Provider Toolkit

May 23, 2016

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority (eHealth Authority) has released an updated Provider Toolkit. The toolkit is intended to support health care providers as they increase their participation in electronic health information exchanges (eHIE).

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Zika Emergency Funding Remains in Dispute

May 20, 2016

The U.S Senate and U.S. House each adopted funding packages to support preparedness and response to the Zika virus. Differing approaches between the two chambers threatens swift enactment of the needed resources.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Statewide Roll Out of the Electronic Death Registration System

May 19, 2016

After conducting pilots in Dauphin, Cumberland, and York Counties, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced its statewide roll out of the commonwealth’s Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS). The EDRS is the state’s effort to improve the timeliness of mortality data.

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Hospitals Contribute $34.7B, 1 out of 10 Jobs to SE PA Economy

May 18, 2016

News Release:  With a healthy economy high on the public’s list of priorities during this presidential election year, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) releases its 2015 economic impact analysis showing that hospitals continue to be major contributors to the southeastern Pennsylvania region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties).

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Senate Committee Advances Bill Giving CNPs Full Practice Authority After Meeting Requirements

May 18, 2016

In a historic, bipartisan vote, the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee voted today to report Senate Bill 717 (Vance, R-Mechanicsburg) out of committee with only one negative vote. Prior to reporting the bill, the Committee voted unanimously to adopt a key amendment offered by Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Bethlehem Twp.).

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Legislative Briefing in Harrisburg Raises Challenges, Opportunities for Healthy Aging in Rural PA

May 18, 2016

Pennsylvania House Health Committee Chair Matt Baker and Senate Aging and Youth Committee Chair Michele Brooks hosted today’s Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health annual legislative briefing, which focused on healthy aging in rural Pennsylvania.

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U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Final Overtime Rule

May 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor has finalized revisions to overtime policy that will expand overtime payment eligibility and impact how employers classify their exempt and non-exempt employees. Under the new policy, the salary threshold determining guaranteed time and a half pay will more than double from $23,660 to $47,476 for a full-year worker.

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HHS Issues Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Final Rule

May 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities final rule on May 13, implementing regulations already included in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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House Insurance Committee Approves HAP-Supported Bill to Protect Access to Emergency Care

May 17, 2016

In a 15 to 12 vote, the state House Insurance Committee approved House Bill 1064, sponsored by Representative Eli Evankovich (R-Murrysville), which changes the liability standard for emergency department providers from “preponderance of evidence” to “clear and convincing” evidence.

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PA Senate and House Advance Legislation that Reforms Organ Donation Process

May 17, 2016

The state Senate and House have advanced legislation that reforms the organ donation process in Pennsylvania.

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PA Hospitals’ Economic Contributions Grow to $115B, Up $4B from 2014

May 17, 2016

News Release: With a healthy economy high on the public’s list of priorities during this presidential election year, HAP releases its 2015 economic impact analysis showing that Pennsylvania hospitals continue to be a major contributor to the state and local economies.

All hospitals—not-for-profit and investor-owned combined—contributed nearly $115 billion to local and state economies during 2015, an increase of $4 billion from 2014.

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HAP Successful in Securing Fee-For-Service Observation Payment

May 16, 2016

As a direct result of HAP’s advocacy efforts, on May 14, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin its intent to pay acute care general hospitals for observation. Payments for care provided to eligible Medical Assistance (MA) beneficiaries under the Medicaid fee-for-service program will begin for dates of service on or after July 1, 2016. DHS also announced its intent to add observation services to the Medicaid Fee Schedule.

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Federal Lawmakers Focus on Opioid Solutions; U.S. House Advances Bills

May 13, 2016

In the face of public outcry over opioid abuse, the U.S. House passed 18 bills targeted at addressing the opioid epidemic through a multi-pronged approach. The bills serve as a companion to comprehensive legislation, S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), passed by the U.S. Senate during March. 

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CMS Emphasizes Flexibility, Simplification in Physician Payment Reform

May 12, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt, recently testified before the U.S. House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee during a hearing reviewing the implementation of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

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Federal Hearing Considers Insurance Market Dynamics and Affordability

May 11, 2016

Federal lawmakers reviewed current dynamics in the health care insurance market and discussed areas to improve access to affordable health insurance coverage during a hearing that took place today. Lawmakers highlighted key issues that included providing better care at a lower cost, addressing the financial impact of premiums and deductibles, and ensuring meaningful access to care including network adequacy.

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