Sep 12, 2018, 12:00 PM
Medical Societies to CMS: Don’t Allow Step Therapy for Medicare Advantage Part B Drugs
PAMED joined a coalition of medical societies urging CMS to prohibit step therapy in Medicare Advantage.
Sep 11, 2018, 12:00 PM
Proposed CVS-Aetna Merger Could Jeopardize Patient Safety, Quality of Care in Pennsylvania
PAMED called for a public hearing to explore the possible implications of CVS-Aetna merger.
Aug 22, 2018, 15:34 PM
Is Health Care Ready to Be Fax Free by 2020?
CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the goal of eliminating the fax machine in provider offices by 2020.
Aug 13, 2018, 06:00 AM
Top 4 Ways to Access Drug Formularies
Find out how to take advantage of portals like Navinet and more.
Jun 20, 2018, 09:15 AM
Prescription Drug Pricing and PBM Practices Under Review by Pa. Auditor General
The review will focus on issues like whether Pa. pharmacies are subject to "gag clauses" to prevent pharmacists from disclosing certain prescription drug pricing information.
May 23, 2018, 15:54 PM
PAMED Member in D.C. to Urge More Efficient Approach to Prior Authorization
Prior authorization reform was a point of emphasis for PAMED Past President James Goodyear, MD, FACS, when he spoke before the National Committee on Vital Health Statistics in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2018.
May 9, 2018, 12:27 PM
Contractors Can Add To Prior Auth Inefficiency, Say Patients
Patient story shows just how inefficient the prior auth process has become now that many insurers pay third-party companies to review and either approve or deny care.
Mar 15, 2018, 16:42 PM
Impact Prior Auth Debate By Filing An 'Official' Complaint
When physicians believe an unfair prior auth denial has occurred, they should file an official complaint with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
Mar 15, 2018, 08:00 AM
Advocating for Prior Authorization Reform – What PAMED Is Doing and How You Can Help
Patients deserve timely and appropriate care when their physicians recommend it. Unfortunately, as you know, that doesn’t always happen with prior authorization. Check out PAMED's latest efforts to advocate for reform, as well as 4 steps you can take to help.
Jan 17, 2018, 16:57 PM
Prior Auth Delays Prolong Teenagers’ Arthritis Pain
Thanks to a confusing and convoluted prior authorization process, it took months before a Middletown, Pa., teenager could find relief for his juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Dec 14, 2017, 18:46 PM
Survey Says: Credentialing Process Burdensome and Costly for Physicians
PAMED recently polled members on impacts of of the slow credentialing process. See what physicians said.
Dec 14, 2017, 18:32 PM
Prior Auth Insurance Delays Hurt Patients; Legislation Aims to Improve Process
Improving transparency, standardization, and response times of prior authorization in Pennsylvania is the goal of HB 1293, a bill recently introduced by State Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks).