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May 2015
News Archive

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAFP FOUNDATION CME CRUISE (May 2?9, 2015)

Registration is now open for the PAFP Foundation CME Cruise, headed from Baltimore to Bermuda! The five-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas will take attendees to paradise and back, with clinically relevant education sessions on sea days. Visit www.pafp.com/cruise for full details!
 
POLL: U.S. OBESITY RATE CONTINUES TO RISE (May 2?8, 2015)

The U.S. obesity rate climbed to 27.7 percent in 2014, up from 27.1 percent the year before, according to a new Gallup poll. Pennsylvania ranks 33 out of 50 states; the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area is the ?second-most obese metro area in the United States (out of the 100 largest), behind only Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
 
SCOTUS HEALTH LAW DECISION: WHAT'S AT STAKE (May 27, 2015)

A U.S. Supreme Court decision next month will decide if Affordable Care Act enrollees in states that didn't set up their own heath care exchanges will be allowed to keep federal funds. The Week reports nearly 10 million newly insured patients' coverage is at stake. The PAFP will continue to follow this important story.
 
CHESAPEAKE CME CONFERENCE JUST 2 MONTHS AWAY (May 26, 2015)

The PAFP's Chesapeake Summer Escape CME Conference is just two months away! The conference, from July 26-29, will feature more than 16 CME credits on a variety of topics; special events will include a crab feast dinner, an "Iron Chef"-style competition, and eco-adventures like kayaking. Register today!
 
PRACTICE FOOD SAFETY THIS MEMORIAL DAY (May 22, 2015)

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer for many, and that means firing up the grill for cookouts and picnics galore! But there's more to worry about than sunburn and bee stings when you're eating outdoors. Click here for some great food safety tips from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and have a fun weekend!
 
UP TO 1.1 MILLION AFFECTED IN HEALTH INFORMATION BREACH (May 21, 2015)

As many as 1.1 million members of insurer CareFirst in the Washington, D.C. area may have had their information accessed in a cybersecurity breach, the latest in a string of such attacks this year, reports USA Today. For more on health data security, visit PAFP affiliate Primary Healthcare Consultants.
 
PENNSYLVANIA MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD IN SENIOR HEALTH (May 20, 2015)

Pennsylvania ranks 25 out of all 50 states in a new report that has determined the healthiest states for seniors. According to U.S. News & World Report, the United Health Foundation's study concludes seniors aren't getting enough exercise and need to cut back on behaviors that lead to chronic illnesses.
 
NEW ASTHMA CONTROL CME WEBCASTS AVAILABLE (May 19, 2015)

The PAFP and the Pa. Dept. of Health have collaborated on a new webcast series on asthma control. The webcasts, which deal with determining asthma severitydetermining asthma controlusing inhaled steroids, and using team-based care are worth a total of two AAFP Prescribed credits, or 0.5 credit each.
 
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SURVEY; WIN APPLE iPAD MINI (May 18, 2015)

PAFP members, be on the lookout for a member survey in your email inbox and physical mailbox within the next couple of weeks. The survey will help us continue to provide you with the worthwhile, relevant services you expect from the PAFP - and by completing it, you'll be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iPad Mini!
 
COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY PHYSICIANS KEEP PATIENT COSTS LOWER (May 15, 2015)

new study in Annals of Family Medicine has found that family physicians who provide comprehensive care keep their patients' costs lower. According to Medscape, patients of family physicians who perform a broad range of services experienced costs up to 13 percent lower than some other patients.
 
SUBMIT QUESTIONS NOW FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL WORKSHOP (May 14, 2015)

At the PAFP's Chesapeake Summer Escape CME Conference, head to the "Ask the Expert" Joint Case Studies Workshop with Matthew Silvis, MD on July 27. You can begin submitting questions now - just email jowen@pafp.com. Don't miss the early bird discount of $30 - click here to register by June 25!
 
STUDY: MANY PARENTS THINK OVERWEIGHT KIDS "JUST RIGHT" (May 13, 2015)

Ninety-five percent of parents with overweight children believe their kids look "just right," according to a new study. The Washington Post reports it's part of a disturbing trend - the chances of a parent appropriately perceiving their child has declined by 30 percent as waistlines have expanded across society.
 
WHAT'S IN THE PA. MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL? (May 12, 2015)

The Pennsylvania State Senate has passed Sen. Mike Folmer's medical marijuana bill 40-7; it's now headed to the House. The Associated Press has assembled a rundown of what the bill includes, including allowable forms, qualifying medical conditions, and requirements of growers and dispensers.
 
2013-2014 IMPACT REPORT NOW AVAILABLE (May 11, 2015)

From quality improvement to workforce development, the PAFP Foundation works to improve health care access, delivery, and outcomes through robust programming. In the just-released PAFP Foundation 2013-2014 Impact Report, you can see how these programs are making a difference across Pennsylvania.
 
NEW CME WEBCASTS FROM VALLEY FORGE AVAILABLE (May 8, 2015)

Five new webcasts from the Valley Forge CME Conference are now available: Building a Successful Patient Navigation System for CRC ScreeningHepatitis C: What's the Buzz About?Insulin Therapy ManagementPrevention of ASCVD, and Vaccine Potpourri. Each webcast is worth 1 CME credit.

 
PENNSYLVANIANS HIGHLY SATISFIED WITH FAMILY PHYSICIANS (May 7, 2015)

Polling conducted this spring by Dr. G. Terry Madonna of Terry Madonna Opinion Research shows that 90 percent of Pennsylvanians have a family physician More than 96 percent of those patients are satisfied with their family physician, with a huge 85 percent "very satisfied." Read the full press release here.
 
MCARE SETTLEMENT REFUND PROCESS TAKING SHAPE (May 6, 2015)

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is working to implement an automatic assessment refund to physicians who paid their own Mcare assessment or a claim process for parties that paid the assessment for another health care provider. This will involve payments from 2009-2012 and 2014. Click here for details.
 
KEYSTONE PHYSICIAN SPRING 2015 ISSUE OUT NOW (May 5, 2015)

The Spring 2015 issue of the PAFP's Keystone Physician magazine has been released! In this issue, revisit the PAFP's Valley Forge CME Conference and Annual Meeting with event coverage and photos; meet newly-installed PAFP President Nicole Davis, MD; read about the 2015 award winners, and more!
 
SUMMER VACATION, EDUCATION IN CHESAPEAKE (May 4, 2015)

It finally feels like summer in Pennsylvania - and the PAFP has your vacation and education covered when summertime actually begins! The Chesapeake Summer Escape CME Conference July 26-29 features ?more than 16 CME credits and tons of family-friendly fun. Register now for the early bird discount - $30 off!
 
CME CRUISE TO SET SAIL IN 2016: DETAILS (May 1, 2015)

The PAFP Foundation CME Cruise is back by popular demand! Scheduled for July 2-7, 2016, the cruise from Baltimore to Bermuda will allow participants to enjoy high-quality education and an exciting vacation adventure! Visit the PAFP Foundation CME Cruise webpage for cabin rates, a schedule, and more.  
 
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