PAFP urges further statewide action on COVID-19 March 26, 2020 BREAKING NEWS
The PAFP thanks the Wolf administration for its continued leadership and efforts to protect health care providers, patients,
and the public from the spread of COVID-19. The PAFP is asking the administration to issue stay-at-home guidance for all Pennsylvanians and to consider liquor stores as essential businesses for patients suffering from dependence. Read more here.
Thank you for your tireless efforts: PAFP president March 25, 2020
I want thank every one of you for your tireless efforts on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Answering the call to a career in medicine is a commitment to selflessness. The scope, breath and intensity of our service and sacrifice is often overlooked until moments like this bring the significance of what we do to the forefront. Click here to read the full letter from the PAFP president.
PAFP: Consider family physicians when allocating PPE March 24, 2020
Family physicians are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is asking the Wolf administration to consider the state's family doctors when making decisions about allocating personal protective equipment (PPE), which is in short supply nationally. To read the PAFP's full letter to the administration, please click here.
PAFP sends joint letter to Gov. Wolf on telehealth, COVID-19 March 21, 2020
The PAFP has sent a joint letter to Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf requesting addition policy actions to assist Pennsylvania’s physicians as they manage the COVID-19 public health crisis. Among the proposed measures are mandated reimbursement for telehealth, licensing reciprocity from neighboring states, and a suspension of prior authorization requirements. Read the full letter here.
A message about COVID-19 from the PAFP president
Like you, we at the PAFP have been closely monitoring the data, information and guidance regarding COVID-19. Despite the anticipated continued spread of this virus, I am confident in our desire and willingness as clinicians to provide our patients with competent and compassionate care and to direct them to reliable and appropriate health resource information. Read more.