Home > Tools You Can Use > Topics > General You Can Use:Topics:General<p>​Increase productivity, save money, and reduce your worries about changes in medicine with these tools.</p> Miller Selected to Lead State Department of Human Services<p>​Teresa Miller was selected to lead the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, effective Aug. 21, 2017. </p> an NPI Account? Here’s What You Need to Know about NPI Login Changes <p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has modernized the system for managing NPI accounts to allow for unified login for Type 1 (individuals) and Type 2 (organizations) providers.</p> Answers to Questions from PAMED’s Spring 2017 Practice Manager Meeting Webcast <p>​<span><span>The Pennsylvania Medical Society received many questions from webcast participants during our May 2017 practice manager meeting.</span></span> Here are answers to those questions.<br></p>Members Only;# Revises Long-Term Care Facility Rules to Allow Delegation of Dietetic Orders <p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a rule change allowing delegated dietician order writing in long-term care facilities (LTCs). </p>’s Office Sends Updates on Unifying State Departments <p>The Governor’s Office recently sent updates to key stakeholders related to Gov. Wolf’s proposal to unify the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services. Here are the highlights.<br></p> 2017 Spring Practice Manager Meeting <p>Keeping up with MACRA, MIPS, and important updates affecting your practice is no easy task. PAMED's popular spring and fall practice manager meetings give you the expert advice and help you need. </p>Members Only;#Logged In Required;# Health Care Organizations Can Respond to Ransomware Cybersecurity Threat<p>​Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts data with a key known only to the hacker. The hacker might then demand a ransom in order to decrypt the data. Get guidance that can help physicians and practices address the ransomeware threat. <br></p>'s MACRA Webinar: Looking Ahead To 2018<p>​The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) will highlight ways you can get more from your PAMED membership in our monthly interactive webchat.</p>Physicians;#Practice Administrators;# for PAMED Members: Insurance Products Tailored for Physicians’ Needs<p>​The Pennsylvania Medical Society is excited to announce that The Glatfelter Agency (TGA), a York, Pa.-based agency, now offers our members insurance products that are tailored to meet the unique needs of PAMED’s physician, practice administrator, and student members.</p> Moms Find Community and Connection Online <p>Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD, an anesthesiologist practicing in Pittsburgh, has a secret weapon when it comes to dealing with the challenges of being a physician, wife, and mother. It’s a Facebook group of more than 2,300 women anesthesiologists who know what it’s like to be in her shoes. </p>'s Medical Student Debate 2016<p>Medical students from across Pennsylvania participated in the Pennsylvania Medical Society's first health care topics debate on Oct. 21, 2016. The debates took place at PAMED's Annual Education Conference in Hershey, Pa.</p> Pennsylvania Medical Society Awards<p>​Learn about PAMED's annual awards and how you can nominate a member for our 2017 awards.</p>Physicians;# Will Keep Informal Grace Period for Registration Renewal <p>Medical professionals will continue to have a grace period when renewing their DEA license after all. On Dec. 20, 2016, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reversed its initial decision to eliminate the grace period. </p> and Pa. Stakeholders Develop Collaborative Universal Patient Transfer Forms<p>​A group of Pennsylvania stakeholders, including PAMED, has developed guidelines to improve communication during patient transfers as a way to minimize opportunities for inaccurate or incomplete transfers of patient information or unnecessary delays in treatment.<br></p>Physicians;# Medical Staff Bylaws Preview<p>​A well-functioning medical staff is essential to delivering quality care in a licensed health care facility. Preivew the toolkit that PAMED has developed to help medical staffs work more efficiently.</p>Members Only;# Medical Staff Bylaws<p>​A well-functioning medical staff is essential to delivering quality care in a licensed health care facility. The Pennsylvania Medical Society has developed a medical staff toolkit to help medical staffs in Pennsylvania work more efficiently.</p>Practice Administrators;# the Most Out of Your Medical Staff Bylaws: Four Do’s and Don’ts<p>​How can physicians foster a functional and effective medical staff? One way is to ensure that they’re getting the most out of their medical staff bylaws. Check out these four do's and don'ts for adopting or updating bylaws. And, learn how to access PAMED's Medical Staff Bylaws Toolkit, which includes Model Medical Staff Bylaws.<br></p> Practice Administrator Meetings<p>PAMED's popular practice administrator meetings provides important updates, get advice, and share and network with colleagues.</p>Practice Administrators;# Resources for PAMED Members<p>​The goal of the Pennsylvania Medical Society's Legal Resources Center is to provide quality, timely legal advocacy and resources for member physicians.</p>'s Quick Consult Series<p>​Want more information on new laws and regulations that impact you, or other changes that may impact your practice or business of medicine? Check out these Quick Consults, prepared by our in-house experts.</p>Physicians;#Practice Administrators;#

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