Medicare FFS pays $920M a year for HF patient care in Pa. | Pa. health system removing sugary drinks from hospitals | CMS to require hospitals to post prices online
August 9, 2018
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Medicare FFS pays $920M a year for HF patient care in Pa.
A Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report of 2014-2015 data showed Medicare fee-for-service payments for heart failure patients in the state totaled $920 million in one year. Costs were $498.9 million for hospital services, including initial hospital admissions and readmissions.
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Pa. health system removing sugary drinks from hospitals
The University of Pennsylvania Health System is removing sugary sodas and other drinks from its hospitals, and some are changing their menus to include healthy foods. The hospitals will continue to have diet drinks, drinks that are 100% juice, milk and flavored waters.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Philadelphia (8/8) 
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Nurses Day at Reading Fightin Phils
Join the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for a Nurses Networking event with the Reading Fightin Phils. Help us cheer on the Phils vs. Portland Sea Dogs on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets include seating in the third-base picnic area and buffet. All RNs, LPNs, guests and family are invited. Tickets start at just $5. Sales for this event close August 22. A special thanks to our sponsor: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Buy your tickets today.
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PSNA hiring Director of Professional Development
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is looking for a full-time passionate, detail-oriented director of professional development. The successful candidate will be a registered nurse with a minimum of a master's degree, preferably with at least three years of continuing education experience. Our goal is to create an inclusive work environment of collaboration, transparency, support and shared leadership among internal and external customers. Experience with online education, program development, and project management is essential. High-paced work environment and occasional travel required. Main office located in Harrisburg, Pa. Learn more.
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