Jun 12, 2019, 14:09 PM
Pa. Medical Society reacts to Senate passage of SB25
While we share the goal of improving access to care in rural and underserved areas, the Pennsylvania Medical Society vigorously disagrees with Senate Bill 25 as the solution.
Jun 12, 2019, 10:49 AM
Erie Physician Wins Statewide ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
Paul Malaspina, MD, a general and trauma surgeon with UPMC Hamot has been named PAMED's June Everyday Hero.
Jun 6, 2019, 10:32 AM
New Data Links PDMP Usage to Pennsylvania’s Drop in Opioid Prescriptions
Data shows Pennsylvania’s physicians continue to write fewer opioid prescriptions while increasing their usage of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP).
May 15, 2019, 13:55 PM
Wexford Physician Presented with Statewide ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
David Hennessey, MD has been named May 2019 Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
May 2, 2019, 08:42 AM
Why Diagnosing Depression In Older Adults Can Be Difficult
Dr. Ortiz spoke with PAMED’s “Building Healthy Communities” public health initiative to raise awareness and encourage primary care physicians to screen their geriatric patients.
May 1, 2019, 08:11 AM
PAMED Opposes Bill That Forces Pennsylvania Physicians to Treat Unvaccinated Children
Legislation places physicians in an untenable situation to care for a patient who will not accept the physician’s recommendations.
Apr 30, 2019, 14:00 PM
Pennsylvania Legislation Aims to Decrease Patient Delays by Insurers
State Rep. Steven Mentzer and a coalition of patient/provider advocates announced legislation that would reform insurance tactics that are delaying care and increasingly undermining decisions made between health care professionals and their patients.
Apr 17, 2019, 10:00 AM
Two State Medical Societies to Collaborate on Value-Based Care Contracting
Through their subsidiary organizations, the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) and the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) have agreed to join forces to explore development of a joint approach to pursue value-based care arrangements for physicians in their respective states.
Apr 11, 2019, 10:31 AM
Reading Physician Wins Statewide ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
The Pennsylvania Medical Society's Everyday Hero Award is designed to showcase talented physicians who probably don’t view themselves as heroes, but to patients and colleagues they are.
Apr 9, 2019, 09:30 AM
Pa. Medical Society Opposes Legislation That Would Grant Independent Practice to CRNPs
PAMED is deeply disappointed by bills that allow certified registered nurse practitioners to practice medicine without a collaborative agreement with a physician.
Apr 2, 2019, 13:32 PM
Reaction to Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Announcement About the Affordable Care Act
The following is a statement from John Gallagher, MD, Chair of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Board of Trustees.
Mar 15, 2019, 11:57 AM
Pittsburgh Physician And First-Responder In Tree Of Life Shooting Wins ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
PAMED’s Everyday Hero Award is designed to showcase talented physicians who probably don’t view themselves as heroes, but to patients and colleagues they are.
Mar 4, 2019, 10:27 AM
Wilkes-Barre, Allentown Physicians Added to PAMED Board
Maria Escano, MD, and Madalyn Schaefgen, MD, were recently appointed by the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Board of Trustees to fill vacant seats.
Feb 5, 2019, 09:00 AM
Wilkes-Barre Physician Wins Statewide ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
Raghava Reddy Levaka Veera, a hematologist/oncologist from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has been named February’s Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Jan 30, 2019, 13:30 PM
STATEMENT: Public Hearing On Medical Liability Venue Rule
PAMED applauds today’s announcement about a public hearing to examine the proposed venue rule change for medical liability claims in Pennsylvania.
Jan 25, 2019, 08:00 AM
Chambersburg Psychiatrist Wins Statewide ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
Dr. Irakli Mania has spent the past 10 years helping patients in Franklin County recover from opioid use disorder and other mental health issues. To acknowledge his efforts, the Pennsylvania Medical Society will honor Dr. Mania with its January Everyday Hero Award.
Jan 17, 2019, 09:00 AM
Physicians Say Pa. Court Rule Could Bring Back ‘Venue Shopping’ and Jeopardize Patient Access to Care
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently proposed to eliminate one of the key pieces of the medical liability reforms that helped reverse a crisis in the early 2000s.
Dec 27, 2018, 08:30 AM
Court Blocks State's Attempt to Take $200 Million From Med Liability Organization
Danae Powers, MD, president of the PAMED, applauds the U.S. District court’s ruling that blocks the Commonwealth from taking more than $200 million from a physician-funded medical liability organization.
Dec 17, 2018, 07:43 AM
State College Physician Wins Statewide ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
James Powell, MD, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has been named December’s Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Dec 13, 2018, 12:30 PM
First Study of Commonwealth’s Efforts to Reverse Opioid Epidemic
Spotlight analysis finds progress made on numerous fronts, recommends next steps for policymakers, insurers, and physicians