May 17, 2017, 18:44 PM
Bills on the Hill: Investigational Drugs, Minor’s Consent, the PDMP, Death Certificates, Reporting of Convictions, and CRNPs
PAMED's Michael Siget reviews current state legislation under consideration. Topics include investigational drugs, minor's consent to treatment, and exceptions to the PDMP.
Mar 23, 2017, 19:20 PM
Bills on the Hill: E-Prescribing, PDMP, State Prescription Forms and CRNPs
PAMED's Michael Siget, JD, MPA, examines state health care bills that include e-Prescribing, PDMP, State Prescription Forms and CRNPs.
Mar 16, 2017, 18:49 PM
Bills on the Hill: Credentialing, Opioids, and Non-Compete Clauses
PAMED's Michael Siget, JD, MPA, examines state health care bills that include credentialing of physicians by insurance companies, abuse deterrent opioids, and non-compete clauses.
Mar 2, 2017, 19:19 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Keep an Open Dialog with Lawmakers
Kristen Sandel, MD, an emergency medicine physician from Reading Hospital and the early career physician representative on PAMED’s Board of Trustees, shares why she has a passion for advocacy.
Feb 13, 2017, 19:13 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Set Goals And Find Strength in Numbers
PAMED members are sharing why they have a passion for advocacy. Part 3 of this series features Charles Cutler, MD, Internal Medicine, Norristown Internal Medicine Associates.
Nov 23, 2016, 18:34 PM
A Flurry of Activity Highlights the End of the Legislative Session
PAMED's Michael Siget, JD, MPA, says the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed several bills late in this legislative session that will impact physicians.
Oct 4, 2016, 19:42 PM
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declares Medical Gag Rule Unconstitutional
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion invalidating certain provisions of Act 13. PAMED explains what this ruling could mean for physicians.
Sep 6, 2016, 19:39 PM
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Your Prescriber Questions Answered!
Since querying began on Aug. 25, 2016, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) has received numerous questions from physician members and requests for clarification regarding prescriber responsibilitie
Aug 19, 2016, 18:50 PM
Attorneys and Record Request Charges: What Are the Permissible Charges a Health Care Provider May Charge Attorneys for Copies of Their Clients' Medical Records?
HHS Office of Civil Rights determines that attorneys are not automatically considered personal representatives for the HIPAA rate applicable to patients' requests for records.
Jun 30, 2016, 19:22 PM
PA Department of Health Granted New Authority to Combat Hazardous Substances
On June 8, 2016, Governor Wolf signed Act 37 into law. Modeled after a federal law, part of Act 37 provides provides unprecedented authority to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to schedule substances on a temporary basis and quickly add substances in reaction to federal scheduling.
Jun 6, 2016, 11:05 AM
Legislation Creates New Requirements for Hospitals Regarding Caregivers for Patients
The "Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE)" Act requires hospitals to provide certain information to designated lay caregivers regarding patient care upon discharge from a hospital.
May 26, 2016, 18:44 PM
Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Statewide Implementation of Electronic Reporting of Death Records
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced its statewide rollout of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS).