Register today for MAT Regional Summits Oct. 18, 2019
Registration is now open - but closing soon - for MAT Regional Summits being convened by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Start your free MAT waiver training at the summit and bring your staff for an afternoon of free lunch and learning. Click here for information and dates and here to register.
Apply for a PAFP leadership position Oct. 17, 2019
The PAFP is currently seeking members 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. For details on how to apply, please see the latest issue of Progress Notes.
Statewide PDL to be implemented Oct. 16, 2019
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, all Medical Assistance prescriptions designated as “non-preferred” on the new Statewide PDL will be subject to prior authorization. The PAFP encourages members to contact your state senator and representative to express your concerns and the potential impact that implementation of the Statewide PDL will have on your patients. Click here for more info.
Opioid epidemic shifts to street drugs Oct. 15, 2019
The opioid epidemic is now in the midst of what experts call its "third wave." According to PolitiFact, the crisis - which was once driven by prescription drugs, then heroin - is now centered around synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. While deaths from heroin and painkillers leveled off at about 15,000 deaths a year, by 2017, the synthetic opioids were killing over 28,000.
Tell your representative to oppose SB 25 Call To Action!
Senate Bill 25 seeks to remove the collaborative agreement requirements for CRNPs, contending the agreements are no longer necessary and restricting service to rural areas. The PAFP opposes this legislation in the name of patient safety. Tell your representative to oppose SB 25, and click here to learn more about SB 25 in a video from PAFP President Mary Stock Keister, MD.