Nov. 14, 2019 | Issue 226
The Latest News
Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
State legislature returns to session
The state legislature returns to session next week and the PAFP anticipates activity on issues that impact our members. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the House Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 675 – legislation that would restrict the prescribing of Suboxone and place additional requirements on providers. PAFP President Mary Stock Keister, MD will submit testimony expressing our concerns with limiting access to this life-saving medication.
Meanwhile, Sen. Michele Brooks is expected to introduce legislation that would standardize and streamline the insurer physician credentialing process. The legislation would closely mirror House Bill 533, which passed the House Health Committee in September and awaits consideration in the House of Representatives this month. The PAFP will continue to advocate for swift movement of this important reform in both chambers of the General Assembly.
March CME conference headed to Hershey
It’s hard to believe that the Bedford CME Conference is now behind us and already we’re looking to kick off the new year with open registration for our March Hershey CME Conference, Annual Business Meeting, and Research Day. Join us at the Hotel Hershey, March 5-8 for a wealth of patient safety CME (including mandated Act 31 training), induction and celebration festivities for Tracey D. Conti, MD, as our new president, outstanding research posters and presentations, and great networking opportunities. Catch the early bird registration discounts and don’t forget, if you have reward points, the March conference is your last opportunity to redeem.
Pa. ranks high in hospital safety
The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit organization that collects and reports hospital performance data, has ranked Pennsylvania as the sixth safest state overall. According to the National Law Review, the Leapfrog grading system assesses hospitals on measures including problems with surgeries, incidents of falls, and quality of medical staff, among other safety issues.
Residents and Students
Nominate a role model for the Exemplary Teaching Award; events coming up
Seeking nominations: PAFP Exemplary Teaching Award 2020
Nominate that role model faculty mentor who has supported you along your path to becoming the family physician you’ve always wanted to be. We’ve made it easy for residents and students to submit nominations with our new online form
Nominations deadline: Jan. 24, 2020.
Join us in Hershey in March 2020: Call for Research Abstracts Open!
PAFP Research Day 2020 comes to Hershey Saturday, March 7 with original research posters and oral presentations by residents, students, fellows and faculty. Join the fun, and win cash prizes! Researchers must also register for the Hershey CME Conference.
Submission deadline: January 24, 2020.
Still time to RSVP for the Pittsburgh Primary Care Networking Event Thursday, Nov. 14.
Co-hosted by Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center and the PAFP. See you there!
Apply today for a PAFP leadership position
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is currently seeking applicants to serve in various leadership positions, but you only have until Dec. 31, 2019. PAFP board and committee members serve as the infrastructure of the Academy, developing policy and making decisions that keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty. Nominations are needed for President-Elect, Treasurer, Director At-Large, AAFP Delegate, AAFP Alternate Delegate, and Foundation President. To apply for a leadership position, complete the online application. Please make sure to upload your curriculum vitae when completing your application. Please complete the online conflict of interest statement when submitting your application. For questions regarding nominations, contact John Jordan, CAE, PAFP Executive Vice President and CEO, at 1 (800) 648-5623 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations for leadership positions may also be received at the March 7, 2020 Annual Meeting.
We're looking for members to step into the 'Spotlight'
Would you like to appear on www.pafp.com in our “Member Spotlight”? This feature includes a Q-and-A with a PAFP member about their experience practicing family medicine, the joys of the specialty, and how they decided it was the perfect career for them. If you’d like to appear on this feature - or if you know someone who would be interested - email PAFP Director of Content and Media Bryan Peach at email@example.com.
Time to vaccinate? Atlantic Health Partners can help!
Whether it’s a toddler getting scheduled vaccines, children and teens going back to school or off to college, adults needing boosters, or flu season - Atlantic Health Partners is a strong resource for PAFP members to strengthen their immunization efforts by offering most favorable vaccine prices, purchasing support and program management assistance.
Key benefits include:
- Most favorable pricing for Sanofi, Merck, Pfizer (Trumenba®), Dynavax and Seqirus vaccines
- No minimum quantity requirements to always receive most favorable pricing and terms
- Excellent and timely customer service including reimbursement support and advocacy
- One stop shopping for most vaccines
- No cost to join!
For information about the program please contact Jeff or Cindy at 800-741-2044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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