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).
May 6, 2016, 19:29 PM
Member Voice On End-of-Life Decisions: POLST Provides Peace of Mind
Guest blogger Leon Kraybill, MD, CMD, tells a personal story to show how POLST gives families comfort when making end-of-life decisions.
Apr 6, 2016, 19:39 PM
Member Opinion: Effective Telemedicine Requires Patient-First Policies
Guest blogger Bruce Brod, MD, writes that while telemedicine seems like one solution to the high cost of delivering medical care, it is important to remember that patient safety and quality of care must be the guiding principle.
Feb 23, 2016, 19:09 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Educate and Empathize With Your Lawmaker
PAMED member Martin Trichtinger, MD, shares why he has a passion for advocacy.
Jan 22, 2016, 19:27 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Give Lawmakers Solutions, Not Just Complaints
Pittsburgh area surgeon Amelia Pare, MD, FACS, provides advice to physicians on building better relationships with their lawmakers.
Jan 15, 2016, 19:12 PM
Improving Your Advocacy Skills: Follow the 3 ‘Rs’
Marilyn Heine, MD, FACP, FACEP, explains why she has a passion for advocacy and how physicians can more effectively advocate for their profession and their patients.