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.
Apr 18, 2018, 16:15 PM
Secretary of Health Approves Changes to Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD announced that she has approved several recommendations made by the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, including one which would allow physicians to opt out of the public practitioner registry.
Apr 5, 2018, 11:10 AM
Tell Your State Lawmaker to Vote 'No' to SkimpCare, CRNP Independent Practice
More than 90 percent of Pennsylvanians want doctors and nurse practitioners working together in a coordinated manner to ensure that patients get the care they need.
Mar 29, 2018, 12:07 PM
Pa. Supreme Court Issues Decision That Affects Safeguards Under Peer Review Protection Act
On March 27, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Peer Review Protection Act (PRPA) did not extend to a third-party health care provider contracting with a hospital to provide emergency department services. PAMED reviews the case and potential ramifications of the decision on Pennsylvania physicians.