Atlantic Health Partners offers savings Feb. 26, 2020
Atlantic Health Partners works with Sanofi Pasteur, Seqirus, GlaxoSmithKline, and AstraZeneca to provide the most favorable flu pricing and terms, as well as assist with the challenges you face in selecting, pre-booking, and administering flu vaccines. Atlantic has helped many of our members lower their vaccine costs and strengthen their immunization efforts. Click here for details.
Coronavirus continues to spread in U.S. Feb. 25, 2020
The coronavirus continues its spread in the United States, with 19 new patients diagnosed over the weekend, according to health officials. The New York Post reports the total of 53 cases includes 39 evacuees from a virus-hit cruise ship and the Chinese city of Wuhan. The COVID-19 virus has spread to more than 79,000 people across the world with a death toll around 2,600.
Keystone Physician: Spring 2020 issue released Feb. 24, 2020
The Spring 2020 issue of the PAFP's Keystone Physician magazine has been released! Within its pages, you'll find important legislative updates, legal and compliance news, member news, and the cover story about a unique family medicine clinic in an unexpected location. Remember, past issues of Keystone Physician can always be accessed and downloaded as well!
Congratulations to PAFP 2020 award winners Feb. 21, 2020
Congratulations to the winners of the PAFP's 2020 awards slate! Delana
Wardlaw, MD (Philadelphia) and Ed Zurad, MD (Tunkhannock) have been named 2020
Family Physicians of the Year; Jeffrey Martin, MD (Lancaster) is the winner of
the PAFP 2020 Public Health Award, and Abdul Waheed, MD (Hummelstown) is the
PAFP 2020 Exemplary Teacher of the Year.
CRNPs reject pilot proposal for independent practice Feb. 20, 2020
The Coalition of Nurse Practitioners has rejected a proposal by House Professional Licensure Chair Dave Hickernell to create a pilot project allowing CRNPs to practice independently in Federally Designated Health Physician Shortage Areas. Earlier this week, the PAFP issued a statement to the chairman regarding his proposal, which you can read by clicking here.
Join the PAFP for breakfast at The Circular Feb. 19, 2020
The PAFP is hosting a breakfast focus group on March 8 from
7-7:45 a.m. during its Annual Business Meeting, CME Conference and
Research Day at The Hotel Hershey. The PAFP
is looking for 10 volunteers to participate in a discussion group
focusing specifically on physician practice management needs. Contact Janine Owen if interested; spots will be filled on a first-come,
Free online CME at your fingertips Feb. 18, 2020
In addition to its excellent live CME offerings, the PAFP has also curated a batch of free online CME that members can take anytime, anywhere! In fact, all of the PAFP's online CME meets the mandated Patient Safety requirement. Clinically relevant topics include patient dismissals, the anti-vaccine movement, and physician well-being. Click here to view all of the PAFP's offerings!
PAFP working for members in Harrisburg Feb. 14, 2020
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is hard at work at the Capitol in Harrisburg on legislation that benefits family physicians and their patients. From PAFP members' top legislative priority, prior authorization reform, to issues like scope of practice and credentialing reform, the PAFP is working for you. Click here to view the PAFP's 2019-2020 state legislative agenda.
Flu resurges in Pennsylvania Feb. 13, 2020
Flu season isn't over in the Keystone State. According to Lancaster Online, the past two weeks have seen almost 24,000 new cases and 14 deaths from the influenza virus. The highest one-week case total this year surpasses any other in the past eight seasons except for 2017-18. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is reminding patients it's not too late for the flu shot.
Resident survey: Chance to win free CME registration Feb. 12, 2020
Residents, please take a couple of minutes to provide us with your personal insight on what interests you about PAFP CME. At the end of the short survey, you have the opportunity to win a full conference registration for one of PAFP's future events, valid through November 2021 (excluding registration to the Alaska 2021 cruise). Click here to begin the survey.
Give the gift of PAFP apparel for Valentine's Day Feb. 11, 2020
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one? This Valentine’s Day, give them brand new PAFP apparel! Even if your valentine is not a member, you can share your remaining PAFP membership reward points to save 10% on new PAFP apparel. The online storefront will close on Feb. 14. Click here for instructions or contact Lindsey Killian for more details.
Last chance to get discounted room rate for Hershey Feb. 10, 2020
Joining the PAFP at The Hotel Hershey for the upcoming Annual Business Meeting, CME Conference and Research Day? You have until Feb. 12 to book your discounted room. Reservations can be made online by clicking here or dialing 1-855-729-3108 by 5 p.m. on Feb. 12; mention you are staying with the PAFP group. Contact Janine Owen or Lindsey Killian with any questions.
Join the PAFP for an Alaska adventure Feb. 6, 2020
Join the PAFP along with the Pa. Optometric Association as we travel to Alaska for a CME Cruise in July 2021! The PAFP sets sail on the Celebrity Millennium, taking in the wonders of
Alaska, you can earn at least 20 hours of patient safety credit while enjoying the trip of a lifetime with family and friends. You can reserve your cabin today - click here for more information.
Recommended adult immunization schedule released Feb. 5, 2020
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its 2020 recommended immunization schedule for adults. According to Healthline, there are important changes to the administration of the flu, HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal B, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. The new schedule also includes revised content, format, and graphics.
Insured adults seeking primary care less Feb. 4, 2020
Primary care is the foundation of the health care system, but insured adults in the United States are seeking it less. According to NPR, visits to primary care providers made by adults under the age of 65 dropped by nearly 25% from 2008 to 2016. In addition, adults who went at least a year without a single visit to a primary care provider increased from about 38% to 46%.