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News Tipoffs for Pennsylvania Editors Newsletter for Friday July 24, 2020 ( 20 items )  

36 Orthopaedic Specialty, State Societies Issue Joint Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Thirty-six orthopaedic specialty and state societies have issued a joint public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hos  more

Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Endangered Species Notice Involving Indiana Bat
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 22, entitled: "Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for Indiana Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat for the Forestry Habitat Conservation Plan for Bats on Pennsylvania State Game Lands, State Forests, and State Parks; and Draft Environmental Assessment". The notice was issued by Pamela Toschik, Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecologi  more

FMC Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Timothy M. Formella, senior product registration manager at FMC Corp., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Pesticide Registration Review: Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides". The comment was written on July 1, 2020, and posted on July 17, 2020: * * * FMC Corporation (FMC) is a registrant of products containing the insecticide active ingredient permethrin used to control pests in   more

Geisinger Health Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Jennifer L. Huff, manager for system reimbursement at Geisinger Health, Danville, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Pr  more

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association Issues Public Comment on Fish & Wildlife Service Notice
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Sean Grace, president of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, Kempton, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Fish and Wildlife Service's notice entitled "Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds". The comment was posted on July 17, 2020: * * * I am writing today to let the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know that Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, Kempton, Pennsylvania (HMS), has strong concerns about the Draft Environmental   more

ITC Issues Notice Involving Passenger Vehicle, Light Truck Tires From Korea
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The International Trade Commission has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 22, entitled: "Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam". The notice was issued by Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. * * * On the basis of the record[1] developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission ("Commission") determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 ("the Act"), that ther  more

Kindred Healthcare, Select Medical Holdings Issue Joint Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Pete Kalmey, president of the Hospital Division at Kindred Healthcare LLC, Louisville, Kentucky, and David S. Chernow, president and CEO of Select Medical Holdings Corp., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, have issued a joint public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Polic  more

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Robert W. Carlson, CEO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperabili  more

Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials Issues Public Comment on DOEd Rule
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, Harrisburg, has issued a public comment on the Department of Education's rule entitled "CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools". The comment was written on July 20, 2020, and posted on July 21, 2020: * * * The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) submits the comments below in response to the US Department of Education's Interim Final Rule tit  more

Post Acute Medical Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Anthony F. Misitano, chairman and CEO of Post Acute Medical, Enola, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Require  more

Senate Conducted 8 Committee Hearings on July 21
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Senate conducted eight committee hearings on July 21, 2020: OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine United States government efforts to address ocean plastic pollution internationally, after receiving testimony from Senators Sullivan and Whitehouse; Jonathan Moore, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and S  more

Senate Conducted 9 Committee Hearings on July 22
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Senate conducted nine committee hearings on July 22, 2020: UNITED STATES AND CHINA Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Policy concluded a hearing to examine the United States and China, focusing on winning the economic competition, after receiving testimony from J. Christopher Giancarlo, Willkie Farr and Gallagher, Jersey City, New Jersey; Tim Morrison, Hudson Institute, and Martjin Rasser, Center for a New American Securit  more

Senate Scheduled 5 Committee Hearings for July 23
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Senate scheduled five committee hearings for July 23, 2020: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, to hold hearings to examine the state of United States spectrum policy, 10 a.m., SR-253. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on users of public lands, forests, and national parks, 10 a.m., SD-366.  more

Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation of Bryn Mawr Hospital Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- Jack L. Martin, president of Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation of the Bryn Mawr Hospital, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interopera  more

St. Luke's University Health Network Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible   more

Temple University Hospital Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Michael A. Young, president and CEO of Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Pro  more

University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Corey J. Langer, director of thoracic oncology in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid  more

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- Daniel A. Pryma, chief of the Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Molecular Imaging Division at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates  more

West Pennsylvania Hospital Obstetric Anaesthesiologist Issues Public Comment on CDC Notice
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- Tracey M. Vogel, obstetric anaesthesiologist at West Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice entitled "Hazardous Drugs: Draft NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020; Procedures; and Risk Management Information; Extension of Comment Period". The comment was posted on July 20, 2020: * * * As a physician anesthesiologist who routinely provides care to pregnant patients, I a  more

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Issues Public Comment on Fish & Wildlife Service Notice
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Charles W. Bier, senior director of conservation science at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Pittsburgh, has issued a public comment on the Fish and Wildlife Service's notice entitled "Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds". The comment was posted on July 17, 2020: * * * This letter is in response to the notice soliciting comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds. We a  more