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American College of Healthcare Executives
December 18, 2012
In This Issue

Message from our Regent - Mark Kresse, FACHE
Join our LinkedIn Group!
No current acquisition plans in midstate, Highmark says
Pa. study: Electronic health records don't solve human error
Corbett walked away from insurance exchange opportunity
Implementing Health Reform: No Partial Medicaid Expansion With 100 Percent Federal Match And Other Answers


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

Message from our Regent - Mark Kresse, FACHE

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Join our LinkedIn Group!

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

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No current acquisition plans in midstate, Highmark says
By: Heather Stauffer, Central Penn Business Journal

Highmark Inc. has no immediate plans for acquisitions in Central Pennsylvania, Mike Fiaschetti told the Central Penn Business Journal recently.
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Pa. study: Electronic health records don't solve human error
By: Heather Stauffer, Central Penn Business Journal

Humans, not computers, were responsible for most errors in electronic health records in a recent study, according to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.   Read More

Corbett walked away from insurance exchange opportunity
December 15, 2012 5:30 pm By Rich Lewis, Sentinel Columnist

A central tenet of conservatism is that state governments — not the federal government — should have control over social and economic programs because they know what’s best for the people who live in their states.  Read More

Implementing Health Reform: No Partial Medicaid Expansion With 100 Percent Federal Match And Other Answers
by: Timothy Jost

On December 10, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the conditional approval of state exchanges for six states—Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington, Maryland, and Massachusetts.  HHS indicated that it had received exchange applications from fourteen states plus the District of Columbia, and that the six approvals were only those that were first received.  More approvals are coming.  Read More

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