Physician Hospitals of America
November 29, 2016


PHA Advocacy Update

PHA Legislative Fly-in 
We need you and other individuals at your hospital to attend the PHA Legislative Fly-In on December 6th and 7th. Come to Washington and tell Members of Congress why POHs must be allowed to expand, educate them on the high-quality and low-cost care you provide, and demonstrate your continued commitment to patient access and excellent patient satisfaction.

The lame duck session of Congress at the end of the year is our best opportunity to pass pro-POH legislation this year, so it is vitally important that we have all hands on deck for this event. PHA has built significant momentum and support for HR 2513, but no one knows your story like you do. Your Representative and Senators need to hear from you, and the PHA Fly-In is an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard.

PHA will schedule all meetings on Capitol Hill and provide all necessary meeting materials.
Please follow these links to register online for the December fly-in and to book your lodging at the Liaison Capitol Hill for our special rate (deadline November 15).
PHA News

2017 Executive Summit: Save the Date!
The 2017 PHA Executive Summit will take place October 11-13 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Look out for additional information to follow!
Regulatory Call Rescheduled
Due to the PHA December Legislative Fly-in on December 6-7, the December Regulatory Update Teleconference has been rescheduled for 1PM ET on Wednesday, December 14. 

If you are a PHA Member interested in attending the Regulatory Update Teleconference but do not currently receive Regulatory Report emails, please email PHA and request to be added to the distribution list.
PHA Marketing and PR Group
PHA's Marketing and PR Group meets monthly to share important ways to reach out to the media, your communities, and stakeholders. PHA Members can view select archived webinars here .

If your facility's marketing and PR professional is not participating in these monthly webinars and is interested in doing so, or if you are looking for a webinar not listed in the archives, please contact greg@physicianhospitals.org.
Industry News

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Top HHS Challenges for 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will face many new challenges in 2017, most notably reforms to keep Medicare solvent into the future, Fierce Healthcare reports.

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Trump on Healthcare
While much remains to be decided in President-Elect Trump's transition to the White House, he has laid a list of health care policy priorities for his administration. Bloomberg has the full story.

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About PHA
Physician Hospitals of America , or PHA, offers support, advocacy, and educational services to the physician-owned hospital industry, reflecting at all times the best interests of the patients, physicians, and other specialty providers who play an inextricable and essential role in the provision of health care services.
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