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October 2014
News Archive

FINAL DAY TO REGISTER FOR PITTSBURGH CME CONFERENCE ONLINE (Oct. 31, 2014)

Today is the final day of online registration for the Pittsburgh CME Conference, Nov. 7-9 at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh. Earn up to 18 CME credits, including 11 patient safety credits, on relevant clinical topics ranging from medical malpractice to the opium epidemic. Click here to register by end-of-day!
 
JOIN LUNG ASSOCIATION FOR CITY ISLAND WALK (Oct. 30, 2014)

The American Lung Association is holding South Central Pennsylvania's first ever LUNG FORCE Walk on Nov. 2 at Metro Bank Park on City Island in Harrisburg. The walk aims to fight lung cancer, the number-one cancer killer of women. Click here to register; if you'd like to donate to the cause, click here.
 
PHYSICIANS DISSATISFIED WITH MEDICARE REPORTING (Oct. 29, 2014)

Physician dissatisfaction with Medicare quality reporting programs is skyrocketing, reports Health Data Management. A new study shows 84 percent of physician practice members don't believe federal programs enhance quality. Visit Primary Healthcare Consultants for quality reporting advice and support!
 
REGISTER TODAY FOR DIRECT PRIMARY CARE WEBINAR! (Oct. 28, 2014)

Are you tired of chasing reimbursements, jumping through bureaucratic hoops to avoid scheduled payment reductions? Would you like to deliver better patient-centered care? Direct primary care may be the solution! To learn more about this new care model, register for a free CME webinar tomorrow, Oct. 29!
 
HOME CRC TEST THE FUTURE OF SCREENING? (Oct. 27, 2014)

Patients can be understandably uncomfortable when faced with the prospect of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. As NBC News reports, a new noninvasive home test could save lives - or deter people from traditional, proven screening methods. Visit the PAFP's CRC Screening Collaborative for more on screening.
 
NEW YORK CITY DOCTOR BEING TREATED FOR EBOLA (Oct. 24, 2014)

A doctor in New York City is being treated for Ebola. The New York Times reports 33-year-old Dr. Craig Spencer had recently returned from Guinea, where he cared for patients with the disease. Investigators are trying to retrace his steps; however, health and government officials say there's no need for alarm. 
 
VIDEO AND MORE: AAFP PRESIDENT-ELECT WANDA FILER, MD (Oct. 23, 2014)

Dr. Wanda Filer, a familiar face to many in Central Pennsylvania, will become the American Academy of Family Physicians' president in 2015. Click here to read a statement from the PAFP, and don't forget to listen to her post-election speech (Fourth Session video, 60:00 mark - login is required to view page).
 
PRESENTING AAFP PRESIDENT-ELECT WANDA FILER, MD (Oct. 22, 2014)

The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is pleased and excited to announce that longtime member and PAFP past-president Wanda Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP, has been elected to the position of president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Congratulations, Dr. Filer! We are so proud.
 
TONS OF CME (PLENTY FREE!) COMING YOUR WAY (Oct. 21, 2014)

Nowhere can you get more bang for your CME buck than with the PAFP! From the South Central Chapter Conference to the Introduction to Primary Care webinar, our Emergency Preparedness and Essential Care series, and the Pittsburgh CME Conference, the rest of 2014 is packed with educational offerings!
 
HOUSE, SENATE APPROVE PCMH LEGISLATION (Oct. 20, 2014)

The Pennsylvania House and Senate have approved patient-centered medical home (PCMH) legislation. Gov. Corbett has 10 days to sign House Bill 1655, which establishes a PCMH advisory council. The PAFP was instrumental in the legislation's development. Read more about the bill in this PAFP press release.
 
PRESCRIPTION MONITORING BILL PASSES (Oct. 17, 2014)

The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is pleased with the passage of Senate Bill 1180, which creates a controlled substance database called the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) within the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health. Click here to read more about the bill.
 
JOIN PAFP FOR SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER CME CONFERENCE (Oct. 16, 2014)

Autumn is here in full force, which means the PAFP South Central Chapter Fall CME Conference is coming up soon! Held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, you don't want to miss this CME opportunity. Click here for details. 
 
INSURANCE COSTS TO BE REVEALED POST-ELECTION (Oct. 15, 2014)

Those who plan to purchase health insurance on HealthCare.gov will have to wait until after the Nov. 4 election to see how much rates have increased. The Washington Times reports critics worried about premium hikes say the Nov. 15 enrollment start date is no coincidence. Some states face double-digit hikes. 
 
LEARN TRAINING OBLIGATIONS FOR NEW CHILD ABUSE LAWS (Oct. 14, 2014)

New child abuse laws have implications for physician training. According to the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), under the Child Protective Services Act (CPSA), all physicians seeking to renew their license on or after Jan. 1, 2015 must receive two hours of additional training. Click here for more information.
 
PAFP TALKS OPEN PAYMENTS ON WITF (Oct. 8, 2014)

The PAFP's Director of Medical Practice Advocacy, Tracy Koval, discussed the Open Payments system this morning on WITF's Radio Smart Talk program. If you missed it, click here to listen to the details of the system, which gives the public access to physician payments by pharmaceutical companies.
 
FINAL DAY FOR PITTSBURGH CME EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT (Oct. 7, 2014)

Today is the final day to register for the Pittsburgh CME Conference and receive the early bird discount - a $30 savings! You won't want to miss the conference, Nov. 7-9 - earn up to 18 credits of CME (including 11 patient safety credits), enjoy some social time at the Carnegie Science Center, and so much more!
 
REGISTER FOR FREE CME WEBINARS TODAY (Oct. 6, 2014)

This week, the Essential Care for Older Adults CME series begins. The first live webinar, Depression in the Older Patient, begins at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 8. The event will take place on the PAFP Community and is exclusive to PAFP members. You must register by 12 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 7, so click here to get started
 
PRIMARY CARE CLINICS SEE FINANCIAL REWARDS OF EHRS (Oct. 3, 2014)

A new study has found that primary care clinics are seeing a positive return on investment from their electronic health records (EHR) systems. FierceEMR reports the systems, on average, paid for themselves within 10 months. Visit the PAFP's affiliate Primary Healthcare Consultants to maximize your EHR's potential!
 
AS BREAST CANCER GETS FOCUS, 'SCREEN THIS TOO' (Oct. 2, 2014)

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and everything is going pink! In a "cheeky" new campaign, the Colon Cancer Alliance is reminding doctors and patients to be aware of colorectal cancer (CRC) and Screen This Too. For more on CRC interventions, visit the PAFP's Colorectal Cancer Screening Collaborative
 
PATIENT DIAGNOSED WITH EBOLA IN U.S. HOSPITAL (Oct. 1, 2014)

A patient in a Dallas hospital has been diagnosed with Ebola, the first case to be discovered in the U.S. The patient reportedly began experiencing symptoms four to five days after arriving from Liberia. According to CNN, health officials are urging Americans to be calm, saying there is no cause for concern.
 
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