Oct. 17, 2019 | Issue 224
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
DHS to implement Statewide PDL
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced its intentions to implement a statewide preferred drug list (PDL) for the state’s medical assistance fee-for-service and managed care delivery systems effective Jan. 1, 2020. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, all medical assistance prescriptions designated as “non-preferred” on the new Statewide PDL will be subject to prior authorization. It is estimated that about half a million prescriptions will be impacted. The PAFP will be providing testimony at an upcoming legislative hearing on this issue and 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.
Thank you for completing our Educational Needs Assessment
Congratulations to Helen Thorpe, MD, FAAFP, winner of complimentary 2020 PAFP dues! Dr. Thorp’s name was randomly chosen from among all respondents to our Educational Needs Assessment survey. Thank you all for your time and thoughts in completing this important survey. The survey is in the process of being analyzed and results will be brought before our Committee on Continuing Education for review in November.
Register for MAT Regional Summits
If you have not yet registered for the MAT Regional Summits yet, registration is still open for five of them but is closing soon. 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.
Residents and Students
Join us for Bedford Career Development Program; FMSOG info
Residents: Join us for our Bedford Career Development Program!
Saturday, Nov. 9, noon-5:30 p.m., with the Bedford CME Conference.
Loan repayment expertise, how to land the right practice opportunity, Q-and-A with family physicians in diverse practice settings including rural, FQHC, Direct Primary Care.
Special offer: Register by Oct. 25 and you’ll be entered for a chance to win FREE REGISTRATION for PAFP Research Day 2020.
Students: The AAFP has announced details for the new Family Medicine Student Organization Grant Program (FMSOG). This new program replaces the FMIG Funding Initiative and encourages student groups to work collaboratively to create change in their communities and think creatively about building opportunities for exposure to family medicine through innovative events and experiences.
Questions? Contact Molly Talley, PAFP Director of Resident and Student Initiatives.
Nov. 1-3: FMEC Annual Conference, Lancaster
Nov. 7-10: PAFP Bedford CME Conference, Bedford
Nov. 14: Primary Care Networking Event, Downtown Pittsburgh
Apply today for a PAFP leadership position
The PAFP 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. Positions are open based on availability.
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. Nominations for leadership positions may also be received at the March 7, 2020 Annual Meeting.
For questions regarding nominations, contact John Jordan, CAE, PAFP Executive Vice President and CEO, at 1 (800) 648-5623 or email@example.com.
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 Media and Public Relations Bryan Peach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
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