May 16, 2018, 14:44 PM
A Closer Look at Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program Updates from May 2018
On May 12, 2018, the Pa. Department of Health (DOH) issued changes to Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. PAMED's new Quick Consult fact sheet outlines the changes that have been adopted.
May 15, 2018, 12:50 PM
Pa. Supreme Court to Hear Organ Transplant Case with Statute of Repose Implications
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has agreed to hear a medical liability case, stemming from a 2003 organ transplant, that questions the constitutionality of the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act’s (MCARE) Statute of Repose.
May 10, 2018, 10:19 AM
PAMED Physician Leaders Meet to Address Latest Health Care Issues Affecting Pennsylvania
PAMED and state specialty society physician leaders met on May 8-9, 2018 to address health care issues impacting Pennsylvania physicians and patients, including current scope of practice bills and insurer practices like prior authorization.
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.
May 8, 2018, 09:44 AM
State Medical Boards Respond to PAMED’s Request for Clarity on Opioid CME Requirements
In a letter to Pennsylvania's state medical boards, PAMED asked for clarification on opioids education requirements for licensure. Here is the response we received.