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Hospital Groups File Lawsuit Challenging CMS Mandated Disclosure of Negotiated Rates

December 04, 2019

Today, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and three other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that mandates public disclosure of payer-specific negotiated rates between commercial health insurers and hospitals.

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PA Hospitals Concerned about Consumer Confusion if New Price Transparency Rules Adopted, Remain Committed to Helping Consumers

November 15, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued two rules that require hospitals and insurers to make pricing information available to the public.

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New Survey Looks at Public’s Views about Health Reform

November 13, 2019

A recent survey explored the public’s opinion about health reform. 

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ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment Starts Today. What Pennsylvanians Need to Know

November 01, 2019

The six-week Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace HealthCare.gov runs today through December 15, 2019. Pennsylvanians who get their insurance through the marketplace, or who are uninsured, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get covered and stay covered. Despite what you may be hearing about the future of the ACA, these plans still have important consumer protections and benefits and they are available for coverage in 2020.

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HAP Continues to Advocate for Patients’ Timely Access to Care

October 28, 2019

In Harrisburg today, patients, providers, and health care advocates joined legislative leaders in the state Capitol for a press conference in support of legislation to relieve patients and providers from excessive insurance red tape.

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Pennsylvania Featured in New Report about States Moving from Federal- to State-based Health Care Marketplaces

October 11, 2019

Pennsylvania is one of six states examined in an Urban Institute report examining an increasing trend among states: a shift from federal- to state-based health care marketplaces.

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It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week––State Agency Highlights that Hospital Stays for Treatment Exceeded One Million Days during 2018

October 09, 2019

Since 1990, the first full week of October has been dedicated as Mental Illness Awareness Week. A new research brief highlights the number of hospital stays for behavioral health treatment, as HAP advocates for expanded access to care.

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HAP Teams Up with Insurance Department for Health Literacy Month, Supports Programs That Empower Consumers

October 01, 2019

October is Health Literacy Month. HAP is once again partnering with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and other health care and community partners to  help consumers make well-informed decisions.

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Legislation Improving Credentialing Process for Health Care Practitioners Passes Committee

September 18, 2019

The Pennsylvania House Health Committee today unanimously approved HAP-supported legislation that streamlines and improves the insurer credentialing process for health care practitioners.

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HAP Endorses Federal Effort to Protect Patients from Delays in Care, Lauds Rep. Mike Kelly’s Efforts to Standardize Prior Authorization

August 22, 2019

HAP has joined more than 300 patient, physician, health care professional, and other health care stakeholder organizations in expressing support for bipartisan legislation that would help protect patients from unnecessary delays in care.

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ACA Plans Increase Consumer Options; Request Modest Increases

July 31, 2019

Pennsylvania's Insurance Commissioner released the 2020 requested rate filings for health insurance plans, highlighting greater consumer choice.

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33 PA Health Care Groups Agree: Reform Insurance Prior Authorization Practices

July 24, 2019

In HAP’s latest blog, President and CEO Andy Carter shares how a coalition of 33 health care organizations that represent Pennsylvania providers is calling for commonsense reforms to protect against prior authorization red tape that can keep patients from getting the health care they need when they need it.

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Public Health Priorities, Drug Price Transparency and Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Advance through U.S. House Committee

July 19, 2019

This week, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee vetted and approved a panel of bills aimed at promoting public health priorities, protecting...

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Governor Wolf Signs State-Based Health Insurance Exchange Legislation

July 02, 2019

HAP President and CEO Andy Carter joined Governor Tom Wolf, lawmakers, and stakeholders for the signing of House Bill 3, which creates the Health Insurance Exchange Authority to operate a state-based health insurance exchange for individual market plans. 

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Health Care Out-of-pocket Spending among Households with Employer Insurance Varies by State, with PA Families Doing Somewhat Better than Average

May 28, 2019

A recent report from The Commonwealth Fund examines, by state, how much families with employer-based insurance spent on premiums and out-of-pocket costs during 2016-2017. Many families spent thousands of dollars a year, but amounts varied widely among households and from state to state.

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