upcoming events

Annual Meeting, CME Conference and Research Day
March 5 - 8, 2020
The Hotel Hershey - Hershey, PA
Details and registration

Adventures in Family Medicine Conference
September 10 - 12, 2020
Camelback Mtn. Resort - Tannersville, PA

Pittsburgh CME Conference
November 13-15, 2020
The Westin - Pittsburgh, PA

 

Latest News

Prior authorization costs on the rise for docs Jan. 23, 2020

Costs of prior authorizations are increasing for physicians' practices at an "alarming" rate. According to Fierce Healthcare, the cost to manually generate a request to insurers went up by 60% in 2019. The PAFP remains committed to prior authorization reform, PAFP members' top legislative priority. Check out the PAFP's state legislative agenda for updates on this important issue.

PAFP online store now open for limited time Jan. 22, 2020

Use your remaining membership reward points to save 10% on your next PAFP apparel purchase! You must contact Lindsey Killian to verify your current point balance and she will provide you with a promo code to save on your purchase. The online store is available now through Feb. 14. Step-by-step directions are available online to help with your purchase. 

ACA reduced disparities in Pa. care: report Jan. 21, 2020

The Affordable Care Act dramatically reduced disparities in health care among black and Hispanic adults in Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 9.9 percentage-point gap between the uninsured rate among white adults and black adults narrowed to 5.8 between 2013 and 2018; the gap between white and Hispanic adults closed from 25.7 percentage points to 16.3. 

Free online session on PA's Maternal Health Awareness Day Jan. 17, 2020

In recognition of Pennsylvania's Maternal Health Awareness Day on Jan. 23, the Pennsylvania Section of the American College of Obstetricians is sponsoring a live online presentation on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 a.m. The link for the session titled “Using Innovative Approaches to Optimize Care and Outcomes in the 4th Trimester” is available here.

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.


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