PAFP: Urge insurers to suspend prior authorizations April 1, 2020 BREAKING NEWS
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.
Family physicians eligible for accelerated Medicare payments March 30, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it would immediately implement a new Accelerate and Advance Medicare Payment policy to assist family physicians and other Medicare Part A and Part B providers and suppliers. Family physicians who meet the qualifying criteria are eligible for these accelerated and advanced Medicare payments.
PAFP urges further statewide action on COVID-19 March 26, 2020
The PAFP thanks the Wolf administration for its continued leadership and efforts to protect health care providers, patients,
and the public from the spread of COVID-19. The PAFP is asking the administration to issue stay-at-home guidance for all Pennsylvanians and to consider liquor stores as essential businesses for patients suffering from dependence. Read more here.
Thank you for your tireless efforts: PAFP president March 25, 2020
I want thank every one of you for your tireless efforts on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Answering the call to a career in medicine is a commitment to selflessness. The scope, breath and intensity of our service and sacrifice is often overlooked until moments like this bring the significance of what we do to the forefront. Click here to read the full letter from the PAFP president.
A message about COVID-19 from the PAFP president
Like you, we at the PAFP have been closely monitoring the data, information and guidance regarding COVID-19. Despite the anticipated continued spread of this virus, I am confident in our desire and willingness as clinicians to provide our patients with competent and compassionate care and to direct them to reliable and appropriate health resource information. Read more.