Jun 24, 2019, 14:51 PM
Pa. Medical Society On Improving Health Cost Transparency
The Pennsylvania Medical Society supports the goal of price transparency and helping patients make informed decisions about their care.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
Dec 12, 2018, 15:42 PM
STATEMENT: On the Passing of Former PAMED President Dr. Raymond Grandon
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and our 21,000 members, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Raymond Grandon.
Oct 30, 2018, 09:25 AM
Physicians Elected to Pa. Medical Society Board
PAMED elected the following physicians to its board of trustees during last weekend’s annual meeting in Hershey.
Oct 29, 2018, 09:54 AM
Philadelphia Ophthalmologist Elected Vice President of Pa. Medical Society
Michael A. DellaVecchia, MD, PhD, FACS, was elected by a statewide group of physicians to serve as vice president of PAMED immediately and will begin a 1-year term as president in October 2020.
Oct 28, 2018, 13:26 PM
STATEMENT: Physician Community’s Reaction to Tragic Pittsburgh Shooting
The following is a statement from Danae M. Powers, MD, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Oct 27, 2018, 19:42 PM
State College Physician Sworn in as President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society
Danae M. Powers, MD, an anesthesiologist, has been sworn in as the 169th president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Oct 12, 2018, 12:54 PM
Pa. Removes Prior Auth for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and seven major health insurance companies agreed today to remove prior authorization requirements for treatment of substance use disorders, a move that has the potential to save thousands of lives, according to the American Medical Association (AMA) and Pennsylvania Medical Society.