Nov. 29, 2018 | Issue 202
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
Pa. IFO issues budget projection
On Nov. 15, the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released its economic and budget outlook for 2018-19 and beyond. The report is a broad examination of the state’s expenditure obligations and the impact of federal and state laws, producing reasonable benchmarks for a projection of the 2019-20 state budget. It does not assume potential economic activity, like recession, in its analysis. The report projects expenditures to increase by $2.7 billion in fiscal year 2019-20, roughly $1.7B more than projected net revenue. The governor presents his budget recommendations on Feb. 5, 2019.
Register early for Gettysburg to be entered into the drawing pool
Be among the first 95 to register for the PAFP and WellSpan Health CME Conference at 95 President Circle at the Wyndham Gettysburg Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, and you will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous Gettysburg-themed prize. Click here to register and be sure to book your room early. Full conference attendance can earn you over 18 CME hours. In addition to exceptional CME, the Annual Business Meeting and Research Day, this agenda is filled with historical activities including a celebration at the Gettysburg National Military Museum with the PAFP’s incoming President, Mary Stock-Keister, MD.
Pa. Auditor General releases firearm safety report
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has called for "a community approach to saving lives" in a special report on firearm safety. According to the Department of the Auditor General, More than 1,500 Pennsylvanians died as a result of firearms in 2016. The report makes recommendations such as expanding mental health care access and hunter education.
Residents and Students
Alert: Check out latest email; call for nominations, abstracts
Alert: See the latest PAFP Residents and Students email here!
PAFP Exemplary Teaching Awards
Deadline for nominations: Dec. 31, 2018
Call for nominations!
We’ve made it super-easy for busy residents and students to nominate those mentors and educators who have changed their lives and inspired their path to family medicine. Nominate that mentor today!
PAFP Research Day
March 9, 2019
Call for abstracts!
Submission deadline: Jan. 18, 2019
Review resources, tips, tools, and prepare an awesome abstract for your submission!
It’s MATCH SEASON!
The AAFP has an app and a lot of great advice to help you manage applying to residency. Check it out!
Call open for PAFP 2019 Family Physician of the Year nominees!
It's time to nominate the 2019 Family Physician of the Year! We're looking for the best family physician in Pennsylvania, someone who exemplifies everything excellent about the specialty: excellent patient care, leadership, community service, a desire to truly make the world a better place through practicing family medicine. Click here to nominate a friend, colleague, or even yourself for the PAFP's highest award, the 2019 Family Physician of the Year!
PAFP searching for Public Health Award winner
The PAFP is looking for its first ever Public Health Award winner! This member will be someone who has demonstrated leadership and engagement in either a traditional public health organization or population and community health, is actively engaged with their health system and community, and who is focused on health equity, diversity, and inclusion. To nominate this person, click here - an email with more information on this award is coming soon! The deadline to nominate is Jan. 18, 2019.
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!