Pa. providers to Gov. Wolf: Grant medical liability immunity April 27, 2020
A coalition of Pennsylvania provider groups, including the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, is asking Gov. Tom Wolf to sign an executive order granting medical liability immunity for care during the COVID-19 emergency declaration, saying the legislative process would take too long and leave professionals without cover. Click here to read the full letter.
Tell legislature to enact immunity protections April 16, 2020
Tell the Pennsylvania General Assembly to follow in the footsteps of our neighboring states and act now to grant immunity from medical liability for care rendered during the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. This will allow family physicians and other health care professionals the ability to provide critically needed care without the looming threat of civil and criminal lawsuits.
PAFP releases Family Medicine Recovery Plan April 13, 2020
Pennsylvania’s family physicians have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and have faced many unexpected challenges as a result. To address some of the difficulties that have arisen from this crisis, and those that have been impacting family physicians for years, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians has developed a recovery plan for family medicine.
PAFP: Urge insurers to suspend prior authorizations April 1, 2020
In order to ease administrative burdens on already strained practices and allow physicians
to focus directly on patient care, the PAFP respectfully urges Gov. Tom Wolf to order commercial health
insurers to suspend prior authorization requirements for all generic drugs, in addition to
tests and treatments related to COVID-19. For the full letter, please click here.