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.
Apr 20, 2021, 16:15 PM
Active-Retired Licenses: What Physicians Should Know
PAMED often receives questions regarding active-retired licenses from member physicians. This blog provides answers to some of the most common questions.
Apr 20, 2021, 16:11 PM
Reactivating a License: What Physicians Should Know
Here's what it takes for a physician with an active-retired medical license to return to practice in Pennsylvania.
Apr 20, 2021, 11:43 AM
Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims: Two Percent Payment Adjustment Suspended Through December
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act suspended the sequestration payment adjustment percentage of 2 percent applied to all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims from May 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. A new law extends the suspension period to Dec. 31, 2021.
Apr 19, 2021, 09:22 AM
Press Release: PAMED Recognizes 2021 Top Physicians Under 40 Award Recipients
PAMED released its list of this year’s Top Physicians Under 40. Learn more about this year’s list of up-and-coming leaders.
Apr 15, 2021, 14:57 PM
Information on NORCAL-ProAssurance Conversion: What You Need to Know
NORCAL Group and ProAssurance Corporation are in the process of combining their companies. PAMED has gotten some questions from member and non-member physician policyholders.
Apr 15, 2021, 08:58 AM
FDA, CDC, and DOH Recommend Pause of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Due to Rare Blood Clots
The Pennsylvania Department of Health notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers to pause administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine until April 24 or until updated guidance is provided from the CDC and FDA.
Apr 14, 2021, 11:36 AM
First Mobile Vaccination Unit Hits the Road to Vaccinate and Educate Underserved Communities
It was recently announced that Community-Accessible Testing & Education (CATE), Pennsylvania’s first mobile vaccination unit, will hit the road to bring COVID-19 vaccination and educational materials to underserved communities.