July 28, 2017 RSS feed / News

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Q&A on the impact of “repeal and replace” with Kurt Wrobel, Geisinger’s CFO and actuary

On July 21, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced the rate filings for 2018 individual market and small group plans. More...

Highmark requests 20 percent rate hike for ACA members highest in Pa.

(AP) – Highmark is seeking a nearly 20 percent rate hike next year — the highest in the state — for Western Pennsylvania members who receive Obamacare coverage as the insurer continues trying to stanch losses from the plans.  More...

HealthSouth provides community education through “Surviving Stroke” series

State College, PA– HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital held “Surviving Stroke: Prevention” on July 11 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. More...

UnitedHealth profit grows as ACA shrinks

(AP) – UnitedHealth Group’s second- quarter earnings soared as the nation’s largest insurer dove deeper into government-funded health coverage like Medicare and Medicaid and continued to distance itself from the turbulent Affordable More...

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Evangelical’s imaging services earns breast MRI and CT scan reaccreditations

Lewisburg, PA – Two of Evangelical Community Hospital’s key imaging services recently earned reaccreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation is the gold standard in medical imaging.  More...

Conemaugh Memorial’s OB Ultrasound Department receives accreditation

Johnstown, PA – Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Obstetrics Ultrasound Department has received accreditation through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). More...

Geisinger CEO third on Modern Healthcare’s Top 50 influencers list

DANVILLE, PA – Geisinger President and CEO David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, made the top three in Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2017 list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.  More...

B2D2K trains next generation of biomedical scientists in the use of “big data”

Who knew healthcare could be so complicated? The National Institutes of Health, Geisinger Health System, Penn State University and Penn State Hershey did. More...

The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Is it “better” for the elderly and disabled?

The Senate healthcare bill, named the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” was written behind closed doors and unveiled to the public on June 27. The bill would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. More...

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