May 20, 2021, 13:20 PM
Pittsburgh Anesthesiologist Dr. Michael Best Receive Pennsylvania Medical Society Everyday Hero Award
Michael Best, MD, an anesthesiologist at UPMC Mercy, has been named PAMED’s Everyday Hero for May 2021.
May 20, 2021, 11:00 AM
Independent Regulatory Review Commission's Comments on Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations Reiterate PAMED Concerns
The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) has issued its comments on the proposed permanent regulations the Pa. Department of Health previously issued to replace its existing temporary regulations regarding medical marijuana.
May 20, 2021, 10:57 AM
What Do New Masking Guidelines Mean for Health Care Settings?
We’ve received a number of questions regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recently relaxed masking recommendations, and what they means for physician offices. As they don’t apply to health care settings, nothing changes in physician offices and other health care settings.
May 13, 2021, 12:20 PM
New HRSA Program Allows Providers to Be Reimbursed for Underinsured Patients
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has a program in place for providers to apply to be reimbursed for COVID-19-related testing, treatment, and vaccine administration fees for uninsured patients. It is now administering a similar program for provider reimbursement of vaccine administration fees for underinsured patients.
May 13, 2021, 11:24 AM
Recent Data Demonstrates Physician Commitment to the Opioid Crisis
Physicians continue to demonstrate their commitment to addressing the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania as evidenced by recent data shared at the April 27, 2021 ABC-MAP meeting.
May 13, 2021, 10:48 AM
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Fully Approved for Adolescents 12-15 Years Old
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be endorsed as safe and effective for adolescents ages 12-15.
May 13, 2021, 10:20 AM
Physicians’ Offices Encouraged to Join Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Network
This article was written by Pennsylvania Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson
May 6, 2021, 15:15 PM
Restrictive Covenants - Why It Should Matter to All Physicians Regardless of Practice Setting
All physicians – whether employed or independent – should speak up about this issue and encourage the legislature to pass House Bill 681.
May 6, 2021, 14:13 PM
Highlights from the May 5 PAMED Board of Trustees Meeting
The Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees met virtually on May 5, 2021. Here is a brief recap.
May 6, 2021, 12:10 PM
Guidance Specific to Second Dose of Two-Dose COVID-19 Vaccines
Recent guidance has come out specific to the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine, if you’re getting a two-dose shot (i.e. Moderna or Pfizer). Here are some highlights.
May 6, 2021, 10:37 AM
New Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines Remove Some Waiver Requirements When Treating Less Than 30 Patients
On April 28, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new buprenorphine practice guidelines. Among other things, the Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder exempt eligible physicians and other health care providers from certain federal certification requirements
May 6, 2021, 10:30 AM
What You Need to Know about New Information Blocking Regulations
Compliance with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) information blocking regulations started April 5, 2021. PAMED has developed a Quick Consult for its members.
May 5, 2021, 15:29 PM
Legislative Update - May 5, 2021
This update was shared with the PAMED Board of Trustees at its meeting on May 5, 2021.
Apr 29, 2021, 13:31 PM
2021 Poster Contest Winners Announced
Learn more about PAMED's medical student, resident, and fellow 2021 poster contest winners.
Apr 29, 2021, 09:39 AM
Changes Coming for State PDMP
Pa. is expected to move to a new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) system in July called Logicoy Software as Service (SaaS). Learn more about its enhancements and features.
Apr 27, 2021, 12:15 PM
UPMC Pulmonologist Receives PAMED’s April Everyday Hero Award
Navitha Ramesh, MD, who practices pulmonology and critical care medicine at UPMC West Shore in Mechanicsburg and UPMC Community Osteopathic in Harrisburg, has been recognized by PAMED as an Everyday Hero.
Apr 27, 2021, 09:22 AM
Governor Signs Executive Order Directing State Agencies to Recommend Which COVID Waivers Should Be Made Permanent
A recent Executive Order, signed by Gov. Wolf, directs all departments, offices, boards, commissions, and councils under the Governor’s jurisdiction (that suspended a regulatory statute or regulation) to recommend action to reduce or eliminate regulatory impediments to economic, health and safety, and employment recovery.
Apr 22, 2021, 13:51 PM
Introducing PAMED's Health Diversity Task Force
This task force aims to tackle diversity in the physician workforce, inherit and social biases in health care, diversity in medical education, as well as add health equity to medical education.
Apr 21, 2021, 13:38 PM
Workers’ Comp Insights Part 2: Preparing for and After an Audit
In part 2 of this series from AmeriTrust CONNECT, PAMED's partner for workers' compensation insurance, learn how about how to prepare for a premium audit and what comes after.
Apr 21, 2021, 13:33 PM
Workers’ Comp Insights Part 1: Premium Audits Explained
To better understand premium audits, it’s first important to note how workers’ compensation premiums are calculated. Learn more in the first of this two-part series from AmeriTrust CONNECT, PAMED's partner for workers' compensation insurance.