May 17, 2019, 10:22 AM
Proposing an Amendment to the Bylaws of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
The following information is intended to guide you through the process of preparing and submitting a proposed amendment to the Bylaws of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (“PAMED”).
May 16, 2019, 12:30 PM
Highmark Efficiency Report (Webinar Recordings)
Highmark has launched its Specialist Efficiency Report pilot program, aimed at analyzing and comparing care costs among providers. These webinars provide an overview of the reports and a tutorial of the practice scorecard.
May 15, 2019, 13:55 PM
Wexford Physician Presented with Statewide ‘Everyday Hero’ Award
David Hennessey, MD has been named May 2019 Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
May 14, 2019, 16:08 PM
Answers to Physician FAQs on DEA Registration, Renewal, and Reporting
Registration with the DEA is necessary for physicians and other health care practitioners to write prescriptions for controlled substances. Check out these FAQs on the process.
May 10, 2019, 15:35 PM
2019 Delegate Information Packet
The delegate information packet includes tips for first time delegates, key deadlines, delegate allocation and identification information, and more.
May 10, 2019, 14:47 PM
Upcoming Changes for the 2019 House of Delegates
Watch Dr. Pagan discuss the upcoming changes for the 2019 House of Delegates and how PAMED may better evolve to better represent physicians and the patients we serve.
May 9, 2019, 11:48 AM
May EVP Share: Physicians Converge on the Capitol in Harrisburg
PAMED EVP Marty Raniowski shares news about a busy spring season at the Capitol and spotlights some issues we will watching over the next few weeks.
May 9, 2019, 10:32 AM
PAMED Joins in Filing Amicus Brief in Duty to Warn Case
The Pa. Supreme Court will hear a case on the extent to which mental health professionals must warn third parties when a patient makes threats of serious bodily injury.
May 8, 2019, 09:00 AM
Fines for HIPAA Penalties Changed to Reflect Lower Caps for Certain Violations
The penalty caps for HIPAA violations have changed to reflect an organization’s level of culpability in the breach.
May 7, 2019, 13:44 PM
Effective June 1, Novitas to Change Hardcopy Claims Submissions Policy for Medicare Part A
Novitas will no longer accept hardcopy Medicare Part A claims using the UB-04 claim form, unless an exception applies.
May 6, 2019, 09:23 AM
Pa. Bill Looks to Add Counseling Requirement for Medication-Assisted Treatment
The legislation seeks to require counseling for every patient receiving MAT.
May 3, 2019, 15:00 PM
Pennsylvania Offering Loan Repayment Program for Clinicians Who Provide Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Physicians are among the practitioners eligible to apply for the program.
May 3, 2019, 10:35 AM
PA Coalition for Patient Access Aims to Find Solutions to Out-of-Network Billing Issues
Protecting patients from out-of-network health care billings must start with fixing narrow health insurance provider networks and a lack of insurance product transparency.
May 2, 2019, 13:45 PM
Informed Consent and MOC Are Part of a Full Agenda for PAMED Physician Leaders
Get an update from PAMED's Board of Trustees meeting held on April 30-May 1, 2019.
May 2, 2019, 08:42 AM
Why Diagnosing Depression In Older Adults Can Be Difficult
Dr. Ortiz spoke with PAMED’s “Building Healthy Communities” public health initiative to raise awareness and encourage primary care physicians to screen their geriatric patients.
May 1, 2019, 08:11 AM
PAMED Opposes Bill That Forces Pennsylvania Physicians to Treat Unvaccinated Children
Legislation places physicians in an untenable situation to care for a patient who will not accept the physician’s recommendations.
Apr 30, 2019, 14:00 PM
Pennsylvania Legislation Aims to Decrease Patient Delays by Insurers
State Rep. Steven Mentzer and a coalition of patient/provider advocates announced legislation that would reform insurance tactics that are delaying care and increasingly undermining decisions made between health care professionals and their patients.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:54 AM
PAMED's Annual Advocacy Day
PAMED's 2019 Advocacy Day was held on April 29, 2019, at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:23 AM
PAMED Opposes Bill That Could Mandate Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Cookie cutter approaches do not work well in medicine. We will continue to oppose any legislation that seeks to mandate clinical practice.
Apr 29, 2019, 14:15 PM
Community HealthChoices Launching Statewide by Jan. 1 – Attend Free Provider Summits
Here's how health care professionals in the Northwest, Northeast, and Lehigh/Capitol regions of Pennsylvania can register for education on the program.