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.
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.
Mar 21, 2018, 11:49 AM
Who Can Access A Deceased Patient’s Medical Records?
Here's what Pa. physicians should know concerning access to a decedent’s medical records.
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.