Health Care

Dec 12, 2013

HHS tells insurers to push back Obamacare payment deadline

Enrollees will now have until Dec. 31 to pay for healthcare.gov insurance that begins Jan. 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

Dec 12, 2013

Lancaster General among top U.S. hospitals for electronic records

Lancaster General Hospital is among the top 2.2 percent of U.S. hospitals for its level of implementation and adoption of electronic medical records, according to Chicago-based technology consulting firm HIMSS Analytics.

Dec 12, 2013

PHC4: Pa. hospitals post positive operating margins

All nongeneral acute care health facilities in Pennsylvania providing rehabilitation, psychiatric, long-term acute care and specialty services had positive operating margins during 2012, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council reported today.

Dec 12, 2013

Lancaster General Health opens specialty center in Ephrata

Lancaster General Health has opened a new specialty center in the Ephrata area.

Dec 11, 2013

HHS: November healthcare.gov enrollment 4x October’s

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that November's healthcare.gov enrollment was more than four times October's, for a cumulative total of nearly 137,204 Americans that have selected plans since Oct. 1.

Dec 11, 2013

West Cornwall Family Practice joins Good Samaritan Health System

West Cornwall Family Practice will join the Good Samaritan Health System on Jan. 1 and be renamed the Good Samaritan West Cornwall Family Practice.

Dec 10, 2013

Highmark: Healthcare.gov’s better but still not good enough

Enrollment numbers on healthcare.gov are improving incrementally, but there is still a need to improve the website's functionality, nonprofit insurer Highmark said today.

Dec 9, 2013

Lebanon County surprises with no tax hike

To the surprise of even county officials, the proposed 2014 Lebanon County budget doesn't include a tax increase.

Dec 9, 2013

Union registers concerns on pending CHS-HMA deal

The proposed deal with Community Health Systems Inc. has gotten the nod from two separate boards at Health Management Associates Inc. — and that's part of what has prompted a union to register “deep concerns” about the proposal.

Dec 9, 2013

CMS proposes delaying EHR meaningful use deadline a year

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday afternoon proposed pushing Obamacare's electronic health record meaningful use deadline back a year.

Dec 6, 2013

Controversial nurse anesthetist bill moves to Pa. senate

A nurse anesthetist bill that has divided the Pennsylvania medical community has passed the state House and moved on to the Senate.

Dec 6, 2013

Life insurance agency opens Cumberland County office

Transamerica Agency Network Inc., a division of Iowa-based Transamerica Life Insurance Co., has opened a new office at 3425 Simpson Ferry Road in Lower Allen Township.