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American College of Healthcare Executives
September 1, 2012
In This Issue

FINAL DAYS FOR REGISTRATION!
Join our LinkedIn Group!
Pa. eHealth Collaborative announces $6M in grants
Highmark Inc. updates affiliation proposal, estimates $1 billion in changes
Medicare announces excess readmission penalties


Chapter Officers

President
Adam C. Hawk, MBA, MPT
WellSpan Health

York, PA 17403-3676
ahawk@wellspan.org

Vice President
Oneida D. DeLuca
Birchwood Consulting Group
Columbia, PA 17512-9222
oneida@birchwoodconsulting.net

Secretary
Andrew Notarfrancesco
BUILD Consulting
andrewnotarfrancesco@buildassoc.com

Treasurer
Rodney E. Drawbaugh, FACHE
WellSpan Health
York, PA 17403-3676
rdrawbaugh@wellspan.org

FINAL DAYS FOR REGISTRATION!
September 26 - 2012: A Healthcare Odyssey

Healthcare Executive Forum of Central PA (HEF) and the Eastern PA Healthcare Executive Network (EPAHEN)

HEF and EPAHEN, in conjunction with our sponsors, are pleased to be presenting “2012: The Healthcare Odyssey,” an all-day 6-credit program to our membership!
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Join our LinkedIn Group!

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Central-PA-Healthcare-Executive-Forum-2143581

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Pa. eHealth Collaborative announces $6M in grants
by: Heather Stauffer

The health information exchanges active in Pennsylvania have limited ability to share information with each other, so the Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative is granting four organizations $1.5 million each to lend a hand.


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Highmark Inc. updates affiliation proposal, estimates $1 billion in changes
by: Heather Stauffer

Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Inc. expects its proposed affiliations and changes to total about $1 billion, according to updated information filed with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.  Read More

Medicare announces excess readmission penalties

Beginning in October, about two-thirds of hospitals across the nation will begin experiencing Medicare penalties for excess readmissions – and Pennsylvania is on the wrong side of the curve.  Read More

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