Workers not willing to pay more for better health care May 21, 2018
Everyone wants better health care, but a new report suggests people aren't willing to pay more to get it. According to The Motley Fool, just 38 percent of workers are willing to pay more each month for more comprehensive health coverage. Nearly two-thirds of workers said they feel their health plan meets their needs; the same amount would pay more for better retirement benefits.
PAFP addresses Dept. of State over licensing snafu May 18, 2018
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is addressing the Pa. Dept. of State over a new online system for licensing physicians-in-training. In a letter to the department, the PAFP details the "significant issues" plaguing the system which may prevent resident physicians from obtaining their training licenses. The PAFP says delays could harm Pennsylvania's patients.
Register today for dermatology CME event May 17, 2018
Registration is now open for the PAFP's 2nd Annual Procedures and Clinical Dermatology CME event! Kicking off Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, the event includes wine tasting and a special session at the Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery and a full-day educational lineup on Friday, Sept. 7. Don't miss it - click here to register!
OUD added to list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions May 16, 2018
Pennsylvania has become the first state to approve medical marijuana for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). According to the Philly Voice, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health approved the temporary measure to allow people in recovery to apply for the program, which also allows medical marijuana products for chronic conditions like autism, cancer, epilepsy, and HIV.
'Speak Out' on full practice authority for CRNPs Featured News
For more than five years, legislation that would eliminate collaborative agreements for certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) has been under consideration in Pennsylvania. The PAFP Board of Directors opposes this effort and asks for your help in advocating against House Bill 100 and Senate Bill 25. Click here to be directed to the AAFP's Speak Out tool to take action.