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Congress Reviews Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Health & Human Services

February 15, 2018

In a series of budget hearings before U.S. House and U.S. Senate committees, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar defended the newly proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 HHS budget request.

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News Release: U.S. Congress Includes Key Hospital Priorities in Spending Plan

February 09, 2018

News Release:  Early this morning, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that raises the debt ceiling, reallocates the current budget caps for defense and domestic discretionary programs, and temporarily funds the government through March 23. The spending plan also contains several hospital priorities.

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Guidance Released to Help Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Children; New Report Says States Need More Support to Address the Issue

February 08, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released new guidance that provides critical information to help health care professionals treat opioid-dependent mothers and their children, and ensure that impacted mothers and infants safely receive treatment for opioid use disorder and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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New Data Reveals More Rural Hospitals Losing Money

February 07, 2018

During the National Rural Health Association’s 2018 rural health policy institute, new data was presented that reveals that the number of rural hospitals losing money grew to 44 percent over the last year.

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News Release: PA Hospitals: Governor Wolf’s Budget Plan Promising

February 06, 2018

News Release:  Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint legislative session. Wolf’s proposal would sustain funding for key hospital lines and would allocate additional resources for opioid crisis response. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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CMS Announces New Protections to Combat Opioid Crisis

February 02, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed changes for 2019, which are aimed at combatting the opioid crisis by strengthening patient-doctor-plan communication.

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News Release: Telemedicine Legislation Clears Key Committee Vote

January 30, 2018

News Release:  Legislation to put Pennsylvania on track to becoming a telemedicine-friendly state cleared an important vote today. Senate Bill 780, sponsored by State Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver), gained unanimous approval from the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.

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Wolf Administration Gives Update about Opioid Disaster Declaration

January 29, 2018

State officials today provided an update about the state’s response to Governor Wolf’s heroin and opioid disaster declaration.

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Wolf Administration Gives Update about Opioid Disaster Declaration

January 29, 2018

State officials today provided an update about the state’s response to Governor Wolf’s heroin and opioid disaster declaration.

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House Republicans Continue Push for Opioid Reduction in Workers' Compensation System

January 23, 2018

After an informational hearing by the House Labor and Industry Committee yesterday, legislation reforming how drugs are prescribed within Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system, Senate Bill 936 (White, R-Indiana), was voted out of committee.

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News Release: PA Hospitals Applaud Governor Wolf’s Disaster Declaration for the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

January 10, 2018

News Release:  The Pennsylvania hospital community today applauded Governor Wolf’s announcement declaring the heroin and opioid epidemic as a statewide disaster emergency.

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Governor Wolf Announces Opioid Epidemic Statewide Disaster, Allowing State to Override Rules and Regs

January 10, 2018

Today, Governor Wolf held a press conference to declare the current opioid epidemic sweeping Pennsylvania to be a public health emergency and signed a statewide disaster declaration.

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Coverage Affordability, Drug Prices, and Opioid Epidemic Featured in U.S. Senate Hearings

January 09, 2018

During a hearing to vet Alex Azar, the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee focused questions on the affordability of health insurance coverage, strategies to address skyrocketing drug prices, and the federal response to the opioid epidemic. 

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While Life Expectancy Rises Around the World, U.S. Sees Second Year of Decline; Drug Overdoses are Major Contributor

December 21, 2017

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that Americans' life expectancy fell to 78.6 years, a second straight year of decline, which is being linked with drug overdose mortality.

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New Resources Available about Sharing Mental and Behavioral Health Information to Improve Patient Treatment

December 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing new and updated information at its website about sharing mental and behavioral health information with a goal of improving patient care.

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