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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Friday May 26, 2023 ( 5 items )  

American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: Cigna Delays Implementation of Modifier 25 Policy
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 26 (TNStalk)(TNSrpt) -- The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine issued the following agency statement on May 25, 2023: * * * ASRA Pain Medicine joined with AMA and other specialty medical societies to comment on a letter regarding Cigna's modifier 25 policy. While we have not received a formal reply from Cigna, we are aware they are delaying the implementation. Cigna updated their modifier 25 policy to announce a delay in implementing the re  more

Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation: Thirteen States Take Action to Combat Osteoporosis and Strengthen Bone Health
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 25 (TNSpp) -- The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (formerly the National Osteoporosis Foundation) issued the following news release: Thirteen states across the nation have taken steps through legislation and executive action to tackle the costly and growing problem of osteoporosis. Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have passed, introduced legislation,  more

Consumer Reports Delivers Petition Signatures Urging the Hershey Company to Remove Harmful Heavy Metals From Its Dark Chocolate Products
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, May 26 (TNSgov) -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release on May 25, 2023: Consumer Reports delivered another batch of petition signatures to the Hershey Company today calling on it to reduce the level of dangerous heavy metals in their dark chocolate products. More than 75,000 consumers have signed CR's petition to Hershey's urging the company to take action. Dark chocolate bars carrying the Hershey's name or marketed by companies owned by the Hershey Compan  more

Statement From The Nature Conservancy in Delaware on Sen. Tom Carper's Retirement
WILMINGTON, Delaware, May 26 (TNStalk) -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following statement on May 25, 2023: * * * On May 22, 2023, U.S. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware announced his forthcoming retirement from Congress in 2024. The Nature Conservancy in Delaware released the following statement: "Thank you to Senator Carper for being a longtime champion of the environment. As governor, his administration significantly increased funding for the Delaware Open Space program resulting in hist  more

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Paul Bradley of Diocese of Kalamazoo
WASHINGTON, May 25 (TNSpp) -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: * * * Appoints Rev. Msgr. Edward Lohse as Successor * * * Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul J. Bradley, 77, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, and has appointed Reverend Monsignor Edward M. Lohse, as Bishop-elect of Kalamazoo. Bishop-elect Lohse is a priest of the Diocese of Erie, and currently serves as vicar general and moderator of the curi  more