PAMED NEWS FEED AMA NEWS FEED
PAMPAC "The Physicians Voice in Politics
Click on the PAMPAC image to get the most recent enews and information about membership.
Elections Primer Article Click Here
2011 State of Medicine Report
, click on image for pdf article
How the passage of federal health system reform legislation impacts your practice On March 23, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) into law. A number of key provisions in the new law may have an immediate impact on your practice and your patients, while others have a much longer time frame before they will take effect.
Practice Management Articles
Today’s medical practice is significantly different than just a few years ago. One major difference is the use of health professionals like physician assistants (PAs) and certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs). PAs and CRNPs offer many benefits to your practice and to your patients. These are a summary of the guidelines that should to be followed.
"Maintaining Your License to Practice Medicine” gives important details and rules on how to make sure your medical license is renewed and current. It includes information on CME requirements as well as the kind of CME courses that qualify to meet state regulations. Extensive sections cover rules and administrative processes for both MDs and DOs.
Are you considering offering emergency procedures in your office? If so, you need to know what defines an ambulatory surgical center and the details of general provisions and guidelines for ASFs.
This publication from the Pennsylvania Medical Society takes a look at disease reporting requirements, including lists of reportable diseases, how and where to report, confidentiality rules, and penalties for failing to report. State Society members can order a printed copy of Disease Reporting through our online store or can download the PDF below.
This FAQ provides a general overview of the child abuse reporting requirement under Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) and the Department of Public Welfare's implementing regulations. It is not an in-depth analysis and should not be viewed as legal advice. Laws can change and may be subject to differing interpretations. Physicians seeking legal advice should consult their personal attorney.
Physicians and their employees in private medical practices are now required to wear photo identification badges according to new interim regulations published in the PA Bulletin on Dec. 10, 2011.
The law aims to minimize patient confusion. A survey conducted by the American Medical Association confirmed that while patients are in favor of a physician-led health care team, they remain confused about the levels of education and training of health care providers.
As of Jan. 1, 2012, all 2012 deaths must be submitted on the new 2012 death certificate or they will not be accepted.
Physicians oftentimes do not know if the medical examiner or coroner was contacted and may not have that information readily available to be able to answer that question on the form.
Click the image to get more information about completion of the death certificate