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Today's News Clips

March 22, 2017

Member News:

The Standard-Speaker reports about Lehigh Valley Health Network’s plans for the future of the area’s health care.

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports about Penn Medicine’s new partnership with Princeton HealthCare System.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about VIP patients.

State News:

The Patriot-News reports about Pennsylvania’s evolving health care landscape. HAP members cited

WTAJ-TV reports about newly introduced nurse practitioner legislation. HAP cited

National News:

The Patriot-News reports about how President Trump’s proposed budget would affect Pennsylvania.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports about how federal budget cuts would affect rural Pennsylvanians and the programs that support them.

Forbes reports with key takeaways from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ release of updated health spending and usage data about the cost of national health care.

Health Reform:

Politico reports that House Republicans need more votes to pass the American Health Care Act.

In a related article, the York Daily Record reports about Pennsylvania’s 13 Republican House members and their support for or opposition to the legislation.

USA Today reports that a conservative lobbying group is launching a $500,000 ad campaign urging defeat of the bill. Pennsylvania cited

Kaiser Health News reports about the continuous coverage penalty in the American Health Care Act.

Medicare and Medicaid:

FierceHealthcare reports about a second delay in the final rule for the 340B drug program.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Central Penn Business Journal reports about Highmark’s “lessons learned” from selling marketplace insurance plans.

Healthcare Finance News reports about the American Hospital Association’s opposition to the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna.


HealthLeaders Media reports about average physician wait times in the 15 largest U.S. cities.

Medical News:

The PhillyVoice reports about new study results from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia linking headaches in children to strokes.

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