Best read of the week


Construction of Main Line Health’s $32M women’s center to begin this week
Philadelphia Business Journal: The 94,000-square-foot health center – which will be seven stories including a four-story parking garage – will be part of the Town Center complex at the Village at Valley Forge.

Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:

Regional Health News….

An Asthma Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer’s
Philadelphia Inquirer: Temple team makes an unlikely discovery in Alzheimer’s research.     .


Patient Care News…

With Real-Life Stories, White House Ad Campaign Aims To Prevent Youth Opioid Abuse
NPR: In the space of 30 seconds, four new national ads each tell the story of a young person who falls into opioid abuse, becomes trapped in addiction, and is driven to risk their lives or limbs to feed the habit.

Health Business News…                                               

mHealth, Telehealth Groups Lobby CMS for Better RPM Reimbursement
MHealthIntellegence: A group of almost 50 healthcare organizations and vendors has petitioned CMS Administrator Seema Verma to improve Medicare reimbursement for remote patient monitoring by modifying and adding new CPT codes.


Quality and Safety News….

Wide spectrum of patients see better outcomes at academic medical centers, study finds
Healthcare Dive: Medicare patients who received treatment at an academic medical center (AMC) had lower 30-day mortality rates compared to those at nonteaching hospitals, according to a recent Health Affairs study. This was the case not just for the sickest, but also among less sick patients.

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