June 13, 2019 | Issue 215
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
NP independence bill passes Senate; prior auth bill gaining sponsors
Despite opposition from the physician community, the Senate Wednesday passed SB 25 by a vote of 44-6. This is the third time the bill has passed the Senate; it now moves to the House. The PAFP, along with all physician associations in the Commonwealth, opposes the measure. Meanwhile, Rep. Mentzer’s prior authorization co-sponsorship memo has garnered over 40 representatives, albeit before the bill has yet been introduced.
Changes to PAFP CME registration
Important registration changes were released in time for the November CME Conference in Bedford. Step-by-steps are available by clicking here. These changes are intended to make registration easier with consolidated and specific attendee types. Register today for the November 8-10 CME Conference at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. The schedule of events includes a board review track on women’s health, a KSA on women’s health, and PAFP continues its array of wellness initiatives with some new additions. Questions regarding registration, please contact Janine Owen or Lindsey Killian.
Note this particular KSA at the PAFP November CME event will also be presented at AAFP’s FMX in Philadelphia in September.
Judge to weigh in on Highmark/UPMC dispute
A Commonwealth Court judge will rule this week on whether the business relationship between health care giants Highmark and UPMC can be extended past its June 30 expiration date. According to the Associated Press, the attorney general's office wants the deal extended indefinitely, while UPMC wants the consent decree to end. The PAFP will provide updates as available.
Residents and Students
Registration now open for FMEC Annual Meeting
FMEC Annual Meeting
November 1-3, 2019, Lancaster, Pa.
Registration open now
Student scholarships application open!
Registration now open for residency programs.
Register for 2019 AAFP FMX in Philadelphia
The 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) will be held in Philadelphia, September 24-28. Don’t miss out on the AAFP’s largest annual family medicine event – right in our back yard! You and your peers will earn CME, be inspired by dynamic keynote presentations, and find patient care solutions to implement when you return to practice. Learn more and register soon to capitalize on early bird savings.
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