Bedford CME Conference begins Nov. 7, 2019
The PAFP's Bedford CME Conference begins tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8! This conference will continue the PAFP's wellness and board review initiatives. Attendees can participate in dedicated exercise and wellness breaks and walking areas during the conference. Click here to view the conference agenda, and don't forget to follow the action on Instagram and Twitter!
Pa. revokes Hahnemann Hospital's license Nov. 6, 2019
The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health has notified the judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Hahnemann University Hospital that its license has been revoked. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine expressed concerns over the state and security of the hospital. The hospital discharged its last inpatient in late July after filing for bankruptcy protection.
Pa. penalizes insurer for delaying, denying claims Nov. 5, 2019
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has fined UnitedHealthcare, the nation's largest insurer, nearly $2 million for delaying and denying claims. According to PennLive, the insurer violated mental health parity and prompt payment laws related to claims that were denied or delayed. The department also said the company caused customers to pay too much in out-of-pocket costs.
Mark your calendar for upcoming CME events Nov. 4, 2019
As 2019 marches to a close, mark your calendars for our excellent CME programming coming up in 2020! The Hershey CME Conference, Annual Meeting and Research Day comes to The Hotel Hershey March 5-8; the Adventures in Family Medicine CME Conference hits Camelback Mountain in Tannersville Sept. 10-12; and the Pittsburgh CME Conference is Nov. 13-15 at The Westin.
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.