Jul 12, 2018, 15:34 PM
The Fourth Trimester: Case Made for Paid, Job-Protected Leave for New Moms
Sherry Blumenthal, MD, Co-Chair of PAMED's Women Physicians Caucus, blogs about maternity leave.
Jul 12, 2018, 09:05 AM
MIPS Requirements to Be Waived for Some Clinicians If New CMS Proposal Is Approved
Proposed demo would exempt clinicians participating in certain Medicare Advantage plans.
Jul 11, 2018, 10:57 AM
Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Fee Schedule Updated with 2018 HCPCS Procedure Codes
Updates are effective for dates of service on or after July 2, 2018.
Jul 10, 2018, 09:15 AM
Bills on the Hill: As Budget Season Ends, Health-related Bills Move in Legislature
Here's a look at 5 Pennsylvania health-related bills signed into law in June 2018.
Jul 9, 2018, 16:12 PM
Northampton County Physician Wins International Voluntary Service Award
Daniel Mascarenhas, MD, a cardio vascular disease specialist, won the award for his volunteer work with providing affordable cardiac care in India.
Jul 6, 2018, 14:23 PM
Health Information Exchanges: How They Work and What You Can Do to Participate
Get a checklist to help you get started with a Health Information Exchange.
Jul 6, 2018, 14:23 PM
How Pennsylvania Health Information Exchanges Are Transforming Care Coordination
Here's a look at Pennsylvania's four Health Information Exchanges and how to participate.
Jul 5, 2018, 11:19 AM
MIPS Performance Data and Scores for 2017 Are Here – Find Out If You Will Earn a Bonus
Learn how to check your score and request a targeted review if you think there's an error in your 2019 MIPS payment adjustment.
Jul 3, 2018, 12:04 PM
Timeline of Events Concerning the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association (JUA)
Get a timeline of events concerning the Pennsylvania's legislature's attempt to transfer $200 million from the JUA to the state's General Fund.
Jul 3, 2018, 09:00 AM
Pa. Insurance Department Issues Clarification on HPIX Liquidation
Get answers on whether certain professional liability insurance policies issued by the HPIX remain valid following HPIX’s liquidation.
Jul 2, 2018, 13:28 PM
Clarification: How Substance Abuse Confidentiality Applies to Child Protective Services Law
The state determined that the CPSL is not in conflict with state or federal laws surrounding the confidentiality of substance abuse treatment.
Jun 29, 2018, 10:21 AM
STATEMENT: Border Crisis Could Cause Lifelong Health Impacts
The following is a statement from Theodore Christopher, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. Christopher reacts to the possible health implications of migrating families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jun 28, 2018, 13:16 PM
Spring 2018 Practice Manager Meeting Webcast
Did you miss the spring 2018 practice manager meeting? Members can view the live webcast from the May 15, 2018, meeting here.
Jun 28, 2018, 09:09 AM
JUA Files Lawsuit to Stop Pa. Law from Placing It Under Insurance Department Control
Act 41 of 2018 includes amendments that place the JUA under the control of the state Dept. of Insurance.
Jun 27, 2018, 11:00 AM
'Vision for the Future' Commission Shares Update on MOC Reform Initiative
Here's the latest news from ABMS' Vision Commission on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.
Jun 27, 2018, 10:10 AM
Pennsylvania’s 2018-2019 Budget Is Set – State Avoids Tax on Ambulatory Surgery Centers
The new budget also includes funding for a wide variety of health-care related items.
Jun 27, 2018, 08:28 AM
Pennsylvania’s “Top Physicians Under 40” includes diverse group
Winners for Top Physicians Under 40 list were nominated by colleagues and ultimately selected by a statewide committee of Pennsylvania Medical Society member physicians.
Jun 26, 2018, 09:13 AM
Residency Programs, IMG Physicians Affected by H-1B Visa Processing Delays
A new resolution to H-1B visa delays may allow affected medical residents to start residency programs on time.
Jun 21, 2018, 13:25 PM
Federal Grants Available to Implement Opioid Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Inventions in Rural Communities
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be awarding approximately 75 grants to rural communities to help combat the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.
Jun 21, 2018, 10:38 AM
Hospitalizations for Pain Medication Overdoses Down 2.2 Percent in Pennsylvania
The latest numbers on Pennsylvania hospitalizations for opioid overdoses were released on June 13, 2018.