Access to Care

Home > Advocate > Topics > Access to Care to Care<p> <img src="/PublishingImages/AccesstoCare.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />In order to ensure quality care for all Pennsylvanians, PAMED supports policies that increase patients' access to care by physician-led health care teams.</p><p>This involves addressing a number of different issues as shown below.</p> and Highmark Leaders Discuss Highmark’s New Partnership with Penn State Health<p> Leaders from PAMED, The Care Centered Collaborative at PAMED, and Highmark Health met by conference call on Dec. 18, 2017, to discuss the new partnership between Penn State Health and Highmark Health.  </p> Physicians Offer Support of Physician-Led, Team-Based Care at 2017 AMA Interim Meeting <p>With an agenda of more than 150 advocacy-focused resolutions and reports to consider, the delegates attending the 2017 AMA Interim meeting of the House of Delegates addressed several issues of critical importance to PAMED and Pa. physicians. </p> Legislation Could Bring Parity to Pa. Medical Residency Requirements, Increase Access to Care<p>​Pennsylvania Rep. Aaron Kaufer plans to introduce a bill – on the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s behalf – that would bring parity to medical residency requirements in the Commonwealth. </p> Is Latest State with a Right-to-Try Law – Get FAQs on the Law<p>​Get answers to frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania's right-to-try law. <br></p> to Help Patients with End-of-Life Care Decisions Advances in Pa. Senate <p>Legislation that would create a legal framework for Pennsylvania Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) directives was unanimously approved by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Dec. 12, 2017. <br></p> Bill Could Limit Women’s Access to Necessary Health Care Services <p>The Pennsylvania Senate is expected to act soon on a bill which would deprive women of receiving necessary services at the facility of their choosing. </p> Adopts Physicians Bill of Rights Addressing Concerns of Employed Physicians<p>​On Oct. 21, PAMED's Board voted to approve a Physicians Bill of Rights designed to address the concerns of employed physicians.<br></p>

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