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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
June 08, 2015
The Pennsylvania General Assembly returns to Harrisburg to continue working on the state budget and related issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.