Feb. 20, 2020 | Issue 232
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
CRNPs reject pilot proposal for independent practice
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 the following statement to the chairman regarding his proposal:
“The PAFP has long been committed to the premise that all members of the health care team, including CRNPs, bring utmost value to the team and patient care, however patients are best served when the team is physician-led. We have concerns for the safety of patients and their quality of care should CRNPs be allowed to practice independently and not under a collaborative agreement with a physician. As scientists, we also appreciate that one way to address concerns is to develop a pilot and study its outcomes. The PAFP is open to exploring the concepts outlined in Chairman Hickernell’s proposal and would welcome the opportunity for further discussion on the details of a pilot project. The PAFP is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of patients across Pennsylvania.”
At this time, no further action on the proposal is anticipated.
Join PAFP for breakfast at The Circular
The PAFP is hosting a breakfast focus group on Sunday, March 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. during the Annual Business Meeting, CME Conference and Research Day at The Circular at The Hotel Hershey. The PAFP is looking for the first 10 registered conference attendee volunteers to participate in a discussion group focusing specifically on physician practice management needs. The PAFP will be developing practice management education based on the feedback from our education needs assessment in 2019. Please contact Janine Owen if you are interested; spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis
Atlantic Health Partners offers savings to PAFP members
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. In addition, Atlantic has helped many of our members lower all their vaccine costs and strengthen their immunization efforts. Atlantic has become the nation’s leading and largest vaccine buying group due to its customer service and savings. We encourage you to join your colleagues already benefitting from Atlantic Health Partners.
Residents and Students
Spend time with the PAFP in Hershey, Kansas City
Join us in Hershey in March 2020!
PAFP Research Day 2020
comes to Hershey Saturday, March 7 with original research posters and oral
presentations by residents, students, fellows and faculty.
Special events for residents and students
include the career development track, featuring:
Loan debt management,
planning your financial future, insider tips on your first job search, info on loan
repayment programs, great networking with friendly recruiters, and more!
Lunch is included. Limited scholarships are
available to qualified residents.
Review the full Research
Day and career track schedule
Register for the Hershey CME Conference to attend by Friday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.
Contact Molly Talley.
AAFP National Conference: Register, apply for scholarships TODAY!
30-Aug. 1, Kansas City, Mo.
Registration and scholarship
applications are open!
for posters; submission deadline April 1.
Resident survey: Chance to win free CME registration
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.
Join the PAFP on an Alaska adventure
Mark your calendar and join the PAFP along with the Pa. Optometric Association as we travel to Alaska for a CME Cruise in July 2021! As 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. There are two options — a three-day pre-cruise land tour and cruise starting from Anchorage, AK, on July 13 or a seven-day cruise only which departs from Seward, AK, on July 16. With help from our cruise agent, Harry Morris from Cruises by Lori, you can reserve your cabin today and set your out-of-office now! CME registration will be opening online mid-March.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
- Deborah Allen-Brown, MD
- Alexander Kalenak, MD
- Lori Gledhill, MD
- Ishreth Siddiqui, MD
- Thomas Tonkin, DO
- Charles Gabis, MD
- Natalie Gentile, MD
- Mandeep Dhilon, MD
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