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The Dose is PAMED’s member-exclusive weekly e-newsletter, delivered to your inbox every Thursday. It’s a simple way to get a healthy dose of the hot topics in Pennsylvania medicine.

Each week, you’ll find news and analysis on topics like:

  • New health care laws and regulations
  • State licensure requirements & CME opportunities
  • Reimbursement and payer news, including MACRA-MIPS
  • Pennsylvania court cases that could impact physicians
  • How PAMED is advocating in the legislature on behalf of physicians – on issues like prior authorization, telemedicine, and scope of practice

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Latest News Stories

  • Jul 12, 2024, 08:34 AM

    Delay in Movement on Senate Bill 25, Independent Practice for Nurse Practitioners
    Over the last two weeks the state Senate had been poised to approve an amended version of Senate Bill 25, legislation that would grant Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) independent practice authority equal to that of a physician.
  • Jul 12, 2024, 08:30 AM

    Noncompete Legislation Heads to the Governor's Desk
    House Bill 1633, legislation that would restrict the use of noncompete provisions in physician employment contracts passed both the House and Senate this week, and now heads to Governor Shapiro’s desk, where it is expected to become law.
  • Jul 12, 2024, 08:03 AM

    2024- 2025 State Budget Includes Loan Repayment Program with Increase
    On July 11, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly approved Senate Bill 1001, the bill designated as this year’s state budget.
  • Jul 11, 2024, 09:34 AM

    PAMED Monitors Bill on PBM and Pharmacy Reform
    Another legislative item that was discussed during this summer legislative session was Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBMs) and potential pharmacy reforms. PAMED has been monitoring House Bill 1993 which amends the Pharmacy Audit Integrity and Transparency Act to further regulate Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) activities.
  • Jul 11, 2024, 09:34 AM

    Department of Human Services Changes to Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Hospitals
    The Department of Human Services (Department) announced its intent to allocate funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 for supplemental payments for certain acute care general hospitals that provide a high volume of services to Medical Assistance (MA) eligible and low-income populations in nonrural medically underserved areas at 53 Pa.B. 8003 (December 23, 2023).