Family physicians can help patients address COVID-related mental health concerns
PAFP President Tiffany Leonard, MD offered advice to patients struggling with the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in a statewide message issued on Wednesday, May 12 - contact your family physician for help and guidance. Read the press release
Legislation limiting restrictive covenants gets consideration in state House
On Wednesday, April 21, legislation that would limit the use of restrictive covenants, also known as non-compete clauses, received second consideration in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. House Bill 681, which was previously approved by the House Health Committee, would largely restrict the use of non-compete clauses in health care provider employment contracts, with a few exceptions. The PAFP supports limiting restrictive covenants and applauds the state House for prioritizing the issue. Check out the PAFP's 2021-22 state legislative agenda.
Physician Coalition expresses opposition to CRNP full practice authority legislation
On Monday, Mar. 22, the PAFP, along with our partner statewide physician organizations, issued a letter to the Pennsylvania General Assembly stating the coalition's opposition to Senate Bill 25, which would grant Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners full practice authority in the Commonwealth. Read the letter.
Prior Authorization legislation introduced in state Senate, House
PAFP Board Chair Tracey Conti, MD participated in a press conference on the introduction of Senate Bill and House Bill 225 - legislation that would implement much-needed reforms in insurance companies' prior authorization and step therapy processes. Dr Conti, along with representatives from several other physician and patient advocacy organizations, spoke about the delays in patient care caused by prior authorization and the need to bring transparency and consistency to the process. Watch the replay of the press conference.
Pennsylvania family physicians seek to reassure public of vaccine safety and efficacy in video public service announcement
PAFP Board Chair Tracey Conti, MD and PAFP’s 2020 Family Physician of the Year Delana Wardlaw, MD urge Pennsylvanians, particularly those in African American and other minority communities, to get their COVID-19 vaccination.
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