CPBJ - Health Care http://www.cpbj.com/section/health_care Health Care News Health Care en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:07:53 EST Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:07:53 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739926&source=RSS Newsmakers Senior Care Business featured this week Brethren Village Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:51:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739926&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739934&source=RSS Former Hershey Med Center research technologist indicted for fraud A federal grand jury charged a former Hershey Medical Center research technology with one count of health care fraud and two false statements in connection with performing flawed genetic diagnostic tests for cancer patients, according to the U. S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:17:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/CPBJ01/150739934&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739965&source=RSS Medicare is part of the solution to rising health care costs The health insurance program's massive size gives it the power to set prices that providers will accept. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:30:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739965&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739966&source=RSS Nonprofit health insurance co-ops are awash in red ink Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corporations. Now a government audit finds co-ops are awash in red ink. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:24:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739966&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739967&source=RSS Report Competition on ACA federal exchange rose between 2014 and 2015 Competition among insurers offering plans on the federal health care exchange rose between last year and this year, tamping down growth in premiums, says a federal report released Thursday. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150731/HEALTHCARE/150739967&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/HEALTHCARE/150739993&source=RSS As pharmacists push for a bigger role in health care, doctors flinch Dr. Elyse Tung had to break the news to a patient this week that he is HIV-positive. The patient is part of a couple who visited Tung's clinic to discuss a preventive drug called Truvada that protects users from HIV. The couple have an open relationship and both scored high on an index that clinicians use to gauge risk for the virus. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:18:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/HEALTHCARE/150739993&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150739997&source=RSS A look at health care coverage, trends before and after ACA implementation Americans' access to health care coverage and overall health improved after the Affordable Care Act's first round of open enrollment in October 2013, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:14:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150739997&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/HEALTHCARE/150739998&source=RSS Congress raises stakes on noncompliance with ACA reporting requirements The Affordable Care Act shared responsibility provisions have the potential to affect both employers and individuals in their pocketbooks. &#8220Applicable large employers&#8221 must decide whether to &#8220play or pay. &#8221 Overly simplified, this means deciding whether to offer qualifying affordable health coverage to all full-time. . . Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/HEALTHCARE/150739998&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150729707&source=RSS Legislators push investigation of Planned Parenthood of PA Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai R-Allegheny and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati R-Jefferson are urging Attorney General Kathleen Kane to investigate Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:28:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150730/CPBJ01/150729707&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729658&source=RSS 5 things to know about the LGH, Penn Medicine partnership With mergers and acquisitions a popular trend in health care, it should be no surprise that the largest health care provider in Lancaster County has sought a partnership. Lancaster General Health System is joining the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:09:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729658&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729671&source=RSS HHS No evidence of fraudulent HealthCare.gov enrollment HHS is not aware of any consumers intentionally falsifying information to get subsidies for insurance exchange coverage, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified Tuesday at a hearing. Her testimony came days after the Government Accountability Office issued a preliminary report that documented how its investigators were able to sign up for. . . Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729671&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729669&source=RSS Can the US afford new prescription drugs headed to the market? After enjoying a historically low rate of growth in health care spending, patients, the government and private insurers collectively are once again approaching an era of acceleration &#8211 though growth rates during the next 10 years still aren't projected to reach the high levels that defined the period leading up to the Great Recession. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:22:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729669&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729670&source=RSS Reducing employee hours to avoid ACA obligations to offer voverage violates ERISA 510, class action suit alleges One strategy for minimizing exposure to the employer shared responsibility penalties under the Affordable Care Act ACA is to minimize the number of &#8220full-time employees&#8221 &#8211 that is, the number of employers working 30 or more hours per week on average. Employers can accomplish this through reducing the number of hours certain. . . Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:18:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729670&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729705&source=RSS Lancaster General joins Penn health system Lancaster General Health will become a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System as of Aug. 1. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:04:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729705&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729712&source=RSS Hospice of Central Pennsylvania among first in nation to offer new care model Hospice of Central Pennsylvania will be one of the first facilities in the U. S. to allow Medicare patients receiving palliative care to continue receiving curative care as well, thanks to a new model recently introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:52:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150728/CPBJ01/150729712&source=RSS