The Post-Gazette reports about UPMC’s new test that detects pancreatic cysts without surgery.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Excela Health is one of the Healthiest 100 workplaces.
The New Eagle reports that Wayne Memorial has opened its eighth satellite laboratory.
The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal reports about the continuing budget stalemate.
Quality and Patient Safety:
The Washington Post reports about a Consumer Reports article about the rise of C.diff infections.
The Post-Gazette reports about the state’s pending Community HealthChoices program.
FierceHealthcare reports about the possible lack of federal funding to rebuild hospitals after natural disasters.
Kaiser Health News reports about the prolonged health concerns for Puerto Rico.
The Hill reports about Democrats need to work with Republicans to protect the Affordable Care Act.
STAT reports that the Trump Administration will declare opioid addiction as a national emergency.
Politico reports that Representative Tom Marino has withdrawn as nominee for drug czar.
The News-Herald reports about the new initiative to connect opioid overdose survivors with treatment options. HAP Member cited
Healthcare DIVE reports about the link between opioid prescribing and medication-related liability claims.
FierceHealthcare reports about a new initiative to organize health data.
Insurance and Managed Care:
The Post-Gazette reports that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department expects a 30.6 percent rise in insurance rates.
In a related article, the Central Penn Business Journal also reports about the increase.
HealthcareFinance reports that high employee assessment scores can affect the patient experience, which drives down costs.