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September 23, 2013
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Message from Your ACHE Regent
CMS proposes single-encounter rate for federally qualified health centers
Lancaster General, Wellspan join largest U.S. health care consortium
Reminder: New Security Measures Now in Place at ache.org
Looking for Information About Health Reform?
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Chapter Officers
President:
Paul Carnes
paul.carnes@va.gov

Vice President:
Oneida Deluca
odeluca@implementationmg.com

Treasurer:
Rodney Drawbaugh
rdrawbaugh@verizon.net

Secretary:
Andrew Notarfrancesco
andrewnotarfrancesco@buildassoc.com

Immediate Past President:
Adam Hawk
ahawk@wellspan.org
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Mark R. Kresse, FACHE

As I wrap up my term as your Regent (limited to a single, three-year period), I've used the month of September to visit with members and students throughout central, southern and western Pennsylvania.  Your local ACHE chapters are alive and well, and serving members' needs for networking and education.  Read more

CMS proposes single-encounter rate for federally qualified health centers
By Heather Stauffer

Beginning in October 2014, under a new proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, federally qualified health centers would get a single-encounter rate per Medicare beneficiary per day for all services provided. Read more

Lancaster General, Wellspan join largest U.S. health care consortium
By Heather Stauffer

A newly formed health care consortium that includes Lancaster General Health and WellSpan Health is the largest in the country, the organizations announced recently. Read more

Reminder: New Security Measures Now in Place at ache.org

As part of an effort to increase security and protect user information, ache.org has implemented a new policy for passwords. Users who lose their password will now be required to create a new one. The website will walk you through the password creation process. Read more

Looking for Information About Health Reform?

The ACHE Healthcare Reform Resources section on ache.org is dedicated to helping you find resources to address reform challenges. Read more



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