Oct. 18, 2018 | Issue 199
The Latest News
Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
PAFP to receive Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award
Susan Fidler MD, Chair of the PAFP Government and Practice Advocacy Committee, will be accepting the award on behalf of PAFP next Friday at the AAFP Annual State Legislative Conference. PAFP is being recognized for its advocacy work on the issue of prior authorization reform. Through PAFP members overwhelming response to a survey, the results have aided in advancing the issue (House Bill 1293) and putting family medicine at the table. “This is an important issue to our members and the patients we serve and we’ll continue to push for practical reforms” said Dr. Fidler.
Just a few registration spots remain for the Nemacolin CME event before online registration closes! You may register online by clicking here. As our room block deadline has passed, we do have a limited number of rooms at the Historic Summit Inn. To book a room at the Summit Inn, call 724-438-8594 and mention you are staying for the PAFP conference. Additional rooming options are available at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Uniontown. You may call the Hilton Garden at 724-434-7200. Please note the PAFP has not secured a discounted rate with the Hilton Garden in Uniontown.
Family physicians have huge impact on Pa. economy
Family physicians provide tremendous economic benefits to Pennsylvania, according to a recent study. The 2018 AMA Economic Impact Study found family medicine contributed $9.4 billion in direct and indirect economic output and generated 57,276 direct and indirect jobs. All Pennsylvania physicians combined accounted for more than 10 percent of the state’s economic output.
Residents and Students
NEXT WEEK! Don’t miss Pittsburgh Networking Event & Happy Hour
Career & Networking event, Pittsburgh
October 25, 5:30-8:00pm
“Olive or Twist” Downtown Pittsburgh
Registration FREE, required
Residents & students are invited to this unique happy hour event to mix & mingle with Pittsburgh-area safety net primary care clinicians – tap into their passion and purpose & learn more about what they do! Featured guest: Jim Withers, MD, of Operation Safety Net. Hosted by PAFP, Pa Primary Care Career Center, Allegheny Co Medical Society, SW Pa AHEC.
FMEC Annual Meeting, Rye Brook, NY
Student Scholarships Available!
Become the leader you're meant to be with PAFP Leadership Institute
Next month, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is recommitting itself to fostering the unique skills and talents of its members. The PAFP Leadership Institute provides members with the tools to be influential community leaders and advocates of family medicine. Registry for PAFP Leadership Institute events is separate from other PAFP events - click here to join us!
Enroll in ABFM PRIME Registry free for 3 years
The ABFM invites board-certified family physicians to enroll in its PRIME Registry free for the first three years! PRIME Registry is a practice and population data tool developed by the ABFM that safely extracts patient data from your electronic health records (EHRs) and turns it into actionable measures, presented in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard, maintaining its full confidentiality.
PRIME not only simplifies quality reporting for payment programs such as MIPS and CPC+, but also allows you to better evaluate aspects of your practice, patient groups, and individual patients, illuminating gaps or successes in patient care. Click here for full details!