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Reactions to Conestoga Wood win on contraceptive mandate

Reactions to Conestoga Wood win on contraceptive mandate

Lancaster County-based Conestoga Wood wins on contraceptive mandate

Lancaster County-based Conestoga Wood wins on contraceptive mandate

Missed our live chat with Eric Athey? Replay it now

Missed our live chat with Eric Athey? Replay it now

Health Care News

Lancaster County-based Conestoga Wood wins on contraceptive mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that closely held for-profit companies like Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage. Read More »»

Progress on the Highmark-UPMC dispute

Although some details have yet to be resolved, HIghmark leader David Holmberg said it has reached an accord with UMPC that marks "a new beginning in health care" for Western Pennsylvania. Read More »»

Missed our live chat with Eric Athey? Replay it now

Eric Athey tackled reader questions during an online live chat this morning on how Obamacare will affect their businesses. Read More »»

premium content Authority works to help systems across Pa. share health data

To understand the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority, it's helpful to think of electronic health records in levels. Read More »»

PinnacleHealth, Hershey Medical 'a combination versus a merger'

Harold L. Paz, CEO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, said the center looked a “number of different partners and models,” and ultimately chose a partner that “has a shared vision for teach and for research.” PinnacleHealth System President and CEO Michael Young described the proposed relationship as “a combination versus a merger.” Read More »»

Two local nursing homes in CMS program for 'serious deficiencies'

Two Central Pennsylvania for-profit nursing homes are among 91 nationwide cited in a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Special Focus Facility initiative for facilities with numerous serious and persistent problems. Read More »»

Bill would regulate Obamacare navigators in Pa.

Legislation that would require Obamacare navigators to be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance and pass a criminal background check is now headed to the state Senate for consideration. Read More »»

Medical malpractice lawsuits level off

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania have steadied over the last 10 years and leveled off, according to statistics from the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania. Read More »»

York Hospital's $11M emergency power overhaul named project of the year

Harrisburg-based Alexander Building Construction Co. took top honors this week for an $11 million emergency power system improvement project at WellSpan's York Hospital. Read More »»

Hanover Hospital introduces patient portal

York County-based nonprofit Hanover Hospital has introduced MyHealthPortal, an online system that allows patients to view test results and medications, update personal information and view appointments. Read More »»

Lutheran Home Care acquires Sacred Heart Hospital operations

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Inc. has acquired the home health and hospice operations of Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown. Read More »»

UPDATED: Holy Spirit, Geisinger to affiliate

Nine months after announcing they were exploring the possibility of a strategic affiliation, Holy Spirit Health System and Geisinger Health System said today that their boards have signed a definitive agreement for Camp Hill-based Holy Spirit to become an affiliate of Danville-based Geisinger. Read More »»

Newsmakers: Senior Care

Business featured this week: Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania Read More »»

Newsmakers: Health Care

Business featured this week: Alder Health Services Read More »»

In brief: PAMED plans hospital liaison network

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is launching a hospital liaison network to enhance engagement and awareness among physicians in hospitals and health systems. Read More »»

Insurers apply to be part of Healthy Pa. private option

Pennsylvania hasn't gotten federal approval for Gov. Tom Corbett's Healthy Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion alternative yet, but he announced today that negotiations will soon begin with nine commercial insurers that submitted successful applications to participate in the Private Coverage Option plan. Read More »»

Geisinger Health Plan names Youso CEO

Danville-based insurer Geisinger Health Plan has named Steven R. Youso its new CEO, effective Aug. 4. Read More »»

Lebanon County agrees to Cedar Haven sale deal

Lebanon County has agreed to sell its controversial Cedar Haven Nursing Home for $25.5 million. Read More »»

Another Supreme Court battle on Obamacare?

As I write this, we're still awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the contraception mandate, which is expected some Monday or Thursday before the end of the month. Read More »»

Health insurance association wants changes

America's Health Insurance Plans wants to see three changes in Obamacare it says would improve consumers' experiences by enhancing affordability, stability and accessibility. Read More »»

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