Feb 20, 2018, 09:14 AM
STATEMENT: Stunning investigation in California raises questions in Pennsylvania about prior authorization of health insurers
PAMED raises questions about prior authorization in light of a CNN story about Aetna.
Feb 16, 2018, 10:46 AM
3 Ways to Maximize Employer Diabetes Prevention Tools for Your Patients
The CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program that reduces disease progression by promoting healthy eating and increased physical activity.
Feb 16, 2018, 07:08 AM
Pa. Physicians Address Opioid Abuse Crisis, Medical Liability Protections for Volunteers at AMA National Advocacy Conference
PAMED physician leaders attended the AMA's National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 12-14, 2018. Here's a look at the health care issues they addressed.
Feb 16, 2018, 06:45 AM
Pa. Supreme Court to Hear Soda Tax Appeal in Case with National Implications
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments concerning the legality of Philadelphia’s sugary beverage tax.
Feb 16, 2018, 06:19 AM
Physicians join Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees
Drs. David Csikos and Joseph Anistranski were named to the PAMED Board of Trustees.
Feb 15, 2018, 08:08 AM
Latest Federal Budget Deal Includes Health Care Wins for Physicians, Patients
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was passed by the Senate and House and signed into law by the president on Feb. 9, 2018.
Feb 15, 2018, 08:05 AM
Webinar: Addressing Diabetes With Your Patients Before It Starts
Help your patients with pre-diabetes risk factors. This webinar for physicians and practice administrators outlines available resources from the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Feb 15, 2018, 08:01 AM
Philadelphia emergency medicine physician named Everyday Hero by Pennsylvania Medical Society
PAMED member Wayne Bond Lau MD is named the February 2018 Everyday Hero.
Feb 14, 2018, 11:32 AM
Submitting MIPS Quality Data via Claims? Here’s How to View Your Performance Scores
CMS has announced that performance scores for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 claims data are now available via the Quality Payment Program website.
Feb 13, 2018, 16:35 PM
CMS Revises Policy on Student Documentation of E&M Services
Effective March 1, 2018, CMS is revising its policy on student documentation of evaluation and management (E&M) services provided to Medicare Part B beneficiaries.
Feb 13, 2018, 09:03 AM
Member Perspective: Health Care and Rights for Women in Uganda
As a retired obstetrician/gynecologist, I cannot help writing about a recent trip to Uganda to trek gorillas and chimpanzees, where I learned so much more than ape behavior.
Feb 12, 2018, 15:22 PM
Applying Topical Fluoride Varnish in the Medical Office Setting for Children
Get guidance on how to provide topical fluoride varnish applications, including training requirements and associated billing/reimbursement.
Feb 8, 2018, 11:04 AM
7 Legislative Priorities for 2018 Set by Physician Leaders
PAMED and state specialty society leaders hosted several prominent state government officials and lawmakers during a busy Board of Trustees meeting held on Feb. 6-7, 2018. The physician leaders also set PAMED's 2018 advocacy priorities.
Feb 8, 2018, 09:29 AM
2018 Could Be a Watershed Year for PAMED’s Care Centered Collaborative
PAMED's Care Centered Collaborative has released its first-quarter report for 2018, with updates on its activities in 2017 and projections for the year to come.
Feb 8, 2018, 09:12 AM
Gov. Wolf’s 2018-2019 Budget Proposal Includes Funding to Combat Opioid Abuse
On Feb. 6, 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his 2018-2019 budget address at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Here's a look at several health care items included in the proposal.
Feb 6, 2018, 16:05 PM
New Commission on MOC Reform to Include PAMED Physician Leader Charles Cutler, MD
On Feb. 5, 2018, the members of a new group tasked with making recommendations to improve the current MOC process were announced. PAMED Past President Charles Cutler, MD, MACP, was one of 26 members chosen for the Commission.
Feb 6, 2018, 11:55 AM
How to Find Physician Training on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependency
Find out how physicians can qualify to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine products.
Feb 2, 2018, 10:41 AM
Are You Experiencing Denials When Billing Pa. Medicaid MCOs for Health Services?
As of Jan. 1, 2018, participating providers in a HealthChoices Physical Health MCO must have a valid Promise Identification number. Here's what to do if you are receiving billing denials from these MCOs.
Feb 2, 2018, 09:49 AM
Uncovering the Link Between Diabetes and Hypertension
Solely focusing on either gestational diabetes or hypertension loses sight of future health implications.
Feb 1, 2018, 12:39 PM
Philadelphia Emergency Physician Says Taking Chances Leads to Opportunities
Wayne Bond Lau, MD, an emergency physician at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, was honored with PAMED’s Everyday Hero Award for February 2018.