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Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion may prove costly for patients
By Virgil Dickson | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents expressed concern over some concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand the program.
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Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid, but with strings attached
By Virgil Dickson | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents continue to express concern over some of concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand...
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Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid
By Associated Press | August 28, 2014
A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after HHS approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal healthcare law, officials said Thursday.
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Talks on Pennsylvania Medicaid plan said to be nearing end
By Associated Press | August 27, 2014
An announcement could be made soon on Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars under the 2010 healthcare law to subsidize private health insurance policies, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
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University of Wisconsin Hospital CEO retiring Sept. 1, and other news makers
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Donna Katen-Bahensky is retiring as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, effective Sept. 1.
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Duke LifePoint finalizes agreement to acquire Conemaugh
By Beth Kutscher | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Duke LifePoint has finalized the terms of a deal that will allow it to expand into Pennsylvania, its first market in the mid-Atlantic region.
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Access to specialty care out of reach for many
By Associated Press | August 02, 2014
A finger on Myrtis Henderson's left hand is stuck in a bent position, a cyst on the tendon freezing any motion. Henderson is a long-time patient of Dr. Jeannette South-Paul at the Matilda Theiss Family Health Center in Pittsburgh's Hill District. South-Paul has helped her keep control of her...
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Technology replacing transcriptionists in Western Pa.; fears about quality persist
By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | July 29, 2014
As they embrace electronic health records, hospitals in Western Pennsylvania are turning to outside companies to replace transcriptionists, the workers who convert dictation into written reports. Even though outsourcing results in faster turnaround time for the legal reports, some industry experts...
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Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
By Associated Press | July 25, 2014
A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at a suburban Philadelphia medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.
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Doctor fired back at gunman in Pa. hospital attack
By Associated Press | July 24, 2014
A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Philadelphia hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.
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