Pa. expands mask-wearing order July 2, 2020
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, MD has signed an order expanding mask-wearing in Pennsylvania. The order, which requires masks to be worn whenever anyone leaves home, takes effect immediately. "Wearing a mask shows that you care about others, and that you are committed to protecting the lives of those around you,” said Dr. Levine.
Show the PAFP your 'new beginnings' July 1, 2020
The summer brings with it many new beginnings for our family physician community as residents begin their careers and others take on new positions and roles. Celebrate new beginnings with us by sharing yours! It could be a selfie, a new office picture, or a picture of a new name badge. Just tag us on social media with #PAFPCME to join in the fun!
Insurers to be required to pay for supplemental breast cancer screenings June 26, 2020
Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to sign into law a bill that would require insurance companies to provide coverage of screenings for women at increased risk of breast cancer. According to PennLive, the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch, would make Pennsylvania one of only a few states that require insurers to pick up the high cost associated with these supplemental screenings.
Share your favorite photo, win a year of PAFP CME June 23, 2020
Nearly four months have gone by since the PAFP’s last CME event, and we miss you! That is why we want you to share your favorite #PAFPCME photo! Post your photo on Facebook and tag the PAFP or a staff member along with #PAFPFav by June 30. The winner receives a pass for one year of PAFP CME registration fees. Enter your photo for a chance to win today!
A message about COVID-19 from the PAFP president
Like you, we at the PAFP have been closely monitoring the data, information and guidance regarding COVID-19. Despite the anticipated continued spread of this virus, I am confident in our desire and willingness as clinicians to provide our patients with competent and compassionate care and to direct them to reliable and appropriate health resource information. Read more.