Physicians groups urge Gov. Wolf to ensure resource parity May 30, 2020
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians joined its physician colleagues throughout the Commonwealth to ensure parity of
resources similar to that available for inpatient care. Effective and efficient outpatient care is crucial in the midst of this pandemic. Outpatient offices
and facilities, like inpatient facilities, need access to
necessary resources. Click here to read more.
PAFP president talks COVID-19 on PCN May 21, 2020
PAFP President Tracey Conti, MD says while Pennsylvania is not yet "over the crest" in the fight against COVID-19, Pennsylvania's family physicians are prepared to continue on the front lines of the pandemic while maintaining their continuity of care and relationships with their patients. Click here to view her full interview on PCN's Coronavirus Impact program.
PAFP: Adopt 'Health in All Policies' strategy May 12, 2020
The PAFP has penned an open letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman encouraging the administration to adopt by executive order a “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) strategy to address social determinants of health and health disparities beyond COVID-19 and cement an innovative approach to health leadership for the future of Pennsylvania. Click here to view the letter.
New PAFP CME webcasts now available May 11, 2020
Gaining valuable continuing medical education credits is easy and free on PAFP.com. The PAFP has just published 13 new high-quality, clinically relevant CME webcasts covering topics including opioid prescribing, critical thinking, pain management, patient engagement, and much more. Each webcast meets the mandated patient safety requirement. Click here to get started!
Pa. to receive $231M in COVID-19 relief May 8, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it is processing $10 billion in
COVID-19 relief payments to rural acute care general hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health
Clinics (RHCs), and Community Health Centers (CHCs) located in rural areas. Pennsylvania is set to receive more than $231 million. Click here for more info via the AAFP.
PAFP: Gov. Wolf's immunity protections don't go far enough May 7, 2020
“While the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP)
appreciates Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to provide civil suit immunity for health care workers, we are
disappointed that the order stops at the hospital door and doesn’t apply to providers working in
outpatient settings,” said PAFP President Tracey Conti, MD. To read the full statement, please click here.
PAFP: Keep in touch with your family physician May 4, 2020
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is reminding
patients – especially those under care for chronic conditions – to keep in touch with their family physicians. Telehealth, eliminating waiting rooms, and a variety of different practice management
tools are being implemented amid the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure patients get the care