Mar 13, 2018, 08:00 AM
The ABCs of the National Practitioner Data Bank: What Physicians Should Know
The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a government repository that collects, stores, and discloses certain information concerning health care practitioners. Get details on the NPDB, including who can report to and query it.
Mar 6, 2018, 09:00 AM
Which Health Care Regulations Are on the Governor's Agenda for the First Half of 2018?
Governor Wolf's office released its regulatory agenda for the first half of 2018. Here are a few of the items on the agenda that are particularly relevant to Pennsylvania physicians.
Jan 9, 2018, 14:39 PM
New State Law on Length of Stay in Ambulatory Surgery Centers Takes Effect Feb. 20
Effective Feb. 20, 2018, a new Pennsylvania law will align the length of stay in licensed ambulatory surgery centers and facilities with those of other states and CMS guidelines.
Sep 14, 2017, 12:09 PM
Temporary Permits for Graduate Physician Assistants: What You Need to Know
The State Board of Medicine allows graduate physician assistants to
practice between graduation and certification under a temporary permit. Here's a look at how the temporary permit process works.
Apr 13, 2017, 18:34 PM
How Could Pa. Pharmacy Board’s Proposed Compounding Rule Impact Physicians?
Pennsylvania’s State Board of Pharmacy issued proposed regulations for pharmacy compounding. On April 7, 2017, PAMED sent a comment letter on the proposal, asking for clarification on the extent to which the proposed regulations will apply to physicians.
Feb 23, 2017, 18:33 PM
Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Requirements Took Effect March 8, 2017
Effective March 8, 2017, all hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are required to provide notice informing Medicare beneficiaries who receive observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours that they are an outpatient receiving observation status, NOT an inpatient of the hospital or CAH.
Dec 20, 2016, 19:16 PM
State Board of Osteopathic Medicine Changes Back-Up Supervisory Physician Policy
On Dec. 14, 2016, the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine voted to reduce the number of back-up supervisors that must be reported to the Board for physician assistants.
Oct 27, 2016, 19:20 PM
Get Tools to Help You Comply with Non-Discrimination Notice Requirements
PAMED has received questions from members in search of language resources to assist them in complying with non-discrimination notice requirements that went into effect on Oct. 16, 2016. Here are some resources that can help.
Aug 10, 2016, 19:16 PM
Pa. Law Requires That Hepatitis C Screening Must Be Offered to Certain Individuals
Pennsylvania's Hepatitis C Screening Act took effect on Sept. 18, 2016. The law requires that hepatitis C testing must be offered to certain individuals. What should physicians and other health care practitioners know about the law?
Aug 10, 2016, 18:35 PM
Practices Should Be Aware of Changes to Department of Labor Civil Penalties, Effective Aug. 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced increases to civil penalty amounts assessed by its administrations, including the Employee Benefits Security Administration. What do employers, including physician practices and other health care organizations, need to know?
Jul 19, 2016, 19:20 PM
Taking a Closer Look at the Finalized Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and What It Means for Physicians
The Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Payment System final rule was published on June 23, 2016. PAMED's Practice Support Team has analyzed the rule to determine how it will affect Pennsylvania physicians and practices.
Jul 8, 2016, 18:36 PM
Health Care Non-Discrimination Final Rule Places New Requirements on Certain Physicians and Facilities
On May 13, 2016, HHS issued a final rule implementing the probibition of discrimination under section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.