CPBJ - Health Care http://www.cpbj.com/section/health_care Health Care News Health Care en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Thu, 28 May 2015 00:02:36 EST Thu, 28 May 2015 00:02:36 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150527/CPBJ01/150529815&source=RSS Hamilton Health Center agrees to 270K settlement of federal False Claims Act matter Hamilton Health Center Inc. of Harrisburg has agreed to pay 270,000 to settle allegations made under the federal False Claims Act. Wed, 27 May 2015 15:08:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150527/CPBJ01/150529815&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150527/CPBJ01/150529820&source=RSS U.S. News ranks PinnacleHealth among best for common procedures Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth said Wednesday that it has been rated by U. S. News World Report as one of the top hospitals in the country for five common surgical procedures and conditions. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:32:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150527/CPBJ01/150529820&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150527/CPBJ01/150529842&source=RSS CMS regulation changes will modernize Medicaid, CHIP managed care plans The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a proposal Tuesday that will update managed-care regulations for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program for the first time in more than a decade. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:54:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150527/CPBJ01/150529842&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150526/CPBJ01/150529848&source=RSS Study says excise tax could affect health care savings accounts The American Bankers Association released a study Tuesday showing that, due to regulatory uncertainty, some employers with plan costs close to the Excise Tax threshold under the Affordable Care Act are eliminating payroll contributions to health savings accounts to avoid incurring excise tax liability. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150526/CPBJ01/150529848&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150522/CPBJ01/150529909&source=RSS Newsmakers Associations Businesses featured this week Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Perry County Chamber of Commerce Fri, 22 May 2015 11:48:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150522/CPBJ01/150529909&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150522/CPBJ01/150529932&source=RSS In brief Health systems win supply chain management awards WellSpan Health and PinnacleHealth System were among 16 winners nationwide of supply chain management awards announced May 14 at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas by VHA Inc. , a network of nonprofit hospitals. Thu, 21 May 2015 21:02:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150522/CPBJ01/150529932&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150522/CPBJ01/150529943&source=RSS PHC4 report shows healthy margins for midstate hospitals in 2014 Many of Pennsylvania's hospitals experienced relatively healthy,albeit slightly smaller, margins in fiscal year 2014, but 34 percent lost money on operations and 28 percent lost money overall, according to volume one of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council's annual report on the financial health of the state's hospitals. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:47:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150522/CPBJ01/150529943&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150521/CPBJ01/150529954&source=RSS WellSpan, Philhaven affiliation to enhance region's behavioral health care York-based WellSpan Health and Philhaven of Mount Gretna announced Wednesday that they have signed an affiliation agreement that will integrate their physical and mental health services and enhance access to behavioral health care in southcentral Pennsylvania. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:26:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150521/CPBJ01/150529954&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150521/CPBJ01/150519870&source=RSS In first year, West Shore Hospital sees steady admissions, ED visits In advance of West Shore Hospital's first anniversary this past Tuesday, PinnacleHealth announced that the Hampden Township facility had seen more than 20,000 visits to its emergency department and admitted more than 4,400 patients since its opening on May 19, 2014. Thu, 14 May 2015 13:27:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150521/CPBJ01/150519870&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150520/CPBJ01/150529973&source=RSS Select Medical's 1.055B acquisition of Concentra gets antitrust clearance Select Medical Corporation of Lower Allen Township announced today that it has cleared one of the regulatory hurdles in its planned purchase of Concentra Inc. in a joint venture with MJ Acquisition Corp. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:05:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150520/CPBJ01/150529973&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150520/CPBJ01/150529982&source=RSS Survey Employers should expect health insurance premiums to surge into 2016 A Wells Fargo Insurance survey, released Tuesday, shows that employers should expect health care premiums to rise into 2016 despite low inflation. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:22:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150520/CPBJ01/150529982&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150519/CPBJ01/150519740&source=RSS Health benefits survey reveals changes in plan design The annual Medical and Prescription Drug survey from Harrisburg-based Conrad Siegel Actuaries, released Tuesday, showed that employer premium sharing continues to remain consistent in 2015, demonstrating that employers may be changing the benefit design instead of shifting more premium costs to employees. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:03:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150519/CPBJ01/150519740&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150519/CPBJ01/150519754&source=RSS Lancaster General to become major teaching facility for Temple Lancaster General Hospital announced Monday that it will become a major clinical teaching facility for medical students from the Temple University School of Medicine. Tue, 19 May 2015 09:07:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150519/CPBJ01/150519754&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150518/CPBJ01/150519789&source=RSS Midstate trading Select Medical VP's stock sale leads the way A stock sale by a vice president at Select Medical Holdings Corp. led the way over the last week for largest transaction by an executive or large shareholder of a midstate-based public company. Mon, 18 May 2015 08:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150518/CPBJ01/150519789&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150515/CPBJ01/305149998&source=RSS Cut to workers' comp costs comes with controversy With companies still reeling from costly Affordable Care Act mandates, Gov. Tom Wolf gave them some good benefits news recently, announcing a 6 percent break on workers' compensation rates. Thu, 14 May 2015 15:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150515/CPBJ01/305149998&source=RSS