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Medical Licensure Compact Bill Introduced to Address Access and Physician Shortages

October 07, 2015

Representative Jesse Topper (R-Bedford) has filed House Bill 1619 to permit Pennsylvania to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Participation in the compact would expand access to health care, especially for rural and medically underserved communities.

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PA Department of Human Services Plans Changes to Medicaid MCO Credentialing Time Frames

October 02, 2015

The Department of Human Services (DHS) recently provided an update on efforts it has taken to address the amount of time it takes for providers to be enrolled in the Medical Assistance Program.

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CMS Announces Major Investment in Collaborative Health Care Networks to Support Quality and Education Initiatives for Physicians

September 30, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced one of the largest federal investments designed to support doctors and other clinicians. CMS will invest $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations as part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI).

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Pennsylvania to Receive Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Overdoses

September 11, 2015

Pennsylvania has been awarded $900,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address the growing opioid epidemic in the commonwealth.

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Federal Lawmakers Urge FCC to Protect Wireless Patient Monitoring

August 03, 2015

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.

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CMS Releases Proposed Updates to Physician Fee Schedule

July 09, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update payment policies and rates and quality provisions for services provided under the Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2016.

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PA Legislature Returns to Work on State Budget; Other Health Care Issues Being Considered

June 08, 2015

The Pennsylvania General Assembly returns to Harrisburg to continue working on the state budget and related issues.

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CMS Final Medicare Shared Savings Program Rules Provide More Flexibility

June 05, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule, providing more flexibility than was in the proposed rule, for the Medicare shared savings program.

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National Hospital and Physician Associations Release Principles on Integrated Leadership

June 05, 2015

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released six key principles to help guide physicians and hospital leaders who seek to create integrated physician-hospital or health system governance or management models.

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Pennsylvania State Coroners Association Releases Data on Drug Overdoses by County

May 08, 2015

The Pennsylvania State Coroners Association recently released a report which provides statistics about deaths where drugs caused or contributed to the death of an individual during 2014.

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Federal Plan to Increase Physician Residency Slots Comes as PA Works to Address Physician Shortages

May 04, 2015

Federal legislation has been introduced that would add 3,000 Medicare-funded residency slots each fiscal year from 2017 through 2021. At least half of the slots would have to be used for a shortage specialty residency program.

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Joint State Government Commission Releases Physician Shortage Study

April 21, 2015

The Joint State Government Commission has released its report examining the physician shortage in Pennsylvania. The report concludes that a physician shortage does exist in Pennsylvania, as it does nationally.

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Funding Available to Reduce Opioid Overdoses in Rural Communities

April 16, 2015

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy announced the availability of funding to reduce the incidences of deaths related to opioid overdoses in rural communities.

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Newly Established Board Begins Work on Expanding Pennsylvania’s Drug Monitoring Program

April 09, 2015

The Department of Health (DOH) convened the first meeting of the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Board to begin work on developing the policies and procedures that will expand Pennsylvania’s drug monitoring program.

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U.S. Focuses on Reducing Prescription Opioid Misuse; Builds upon Efforts Underway in Pennsylvania

March 30, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an initiative aimed at reducing prescription opioid and heroin-related overdose, death, and dependence.

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