Sep 16, 2019, 10:30 AM
Pennsylvania Will Host Medication-Assisted Treatment Regional Summits This Fall
Attendees will receive four hours of live buprenorphine waiver training, followed by education on the potential challenges for clinicians who offer MAT.
Sep 11, 2019, 16:14 PM
Free Naloxone Kits to Be Distributed Statewide on Sept. 18 and Sept. 25
View a list of giveaway locations and learn about other state initiatives to address the opioid crisis.
Sep 11, 2019, 10:28 AM
State’s Interpretation of E-Prescribing Law Could Threaten Physician-Patient Relationships
PAMED has urged the Pa. Department of Health to reconsider its interpretation of the law. Here's why.
Aug 6, 2019, 15:37 PM
UnitedHealthcare to Require E-Prescribing for Controlled Substances Sent Via Home Delivery
As of Oct. 1, 2019, UnitedHealthcare’s pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances filled by home delivery pharmacy service.
Jun 13, 2019, 13:22 PM
PAMED Opposes Two Bills that Could Restrict Physicians’ Ability to Treat Opioid Addiction
Here's a closer look at the bills and why they could harm patient care in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Mar 7, 2019, 13:36 PM
In Letter, U.S. Attorney Asks 300 Pennsylvania Prescribers to Review Opioid Prescribing Patterns
The letters were sent to physicians whose opioid prescribing patterns for Medicare Part D appear to be significantly different from peers nationwide within their specialty.
Mar 1, 2019, 11:22 AM
CMS’ Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool Updated to Include Medicaid Data, Geographic Comparisons
Here's a closer look at the Mapping Tool's new features.
Jan 29, 2019, 10:18 AM
Highmark to Implement New Opioid Management Measures, Effective Feb. 1
Effective Feb. 1, 2019, Highmark will implement a 90 MME/day limit for opioid-naïve patients and members currently receiving less than 90 MME.
Jan 28, 2019, 10:00 AM
How Physicians Can Find Training on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependency
Find out how physicians can qualify to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine products.
Jan 25, 2019, 08:30 AM
What Prescribers Should Know about New Opioid Policies for Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, CMS has implemented four safety alerts for pharmacists to review when dispensing opioids.