There's still time to enroll in PRIME! Aug. 15, 2018
While the deadline has passed to enroll in the ABFM PRIME Registry™ for automated, EHR-integrated 2018 reporting for MIPS and CPC+, board-certified members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians are still able to enroll in PRIME! More information about the ABFM PRIME Registry is available at the PRIME Registry: Improving America's Health webpage.
Has the U.S. opioid crisis 'peaked'? Aug. 14, 2018
The opioid epidemic has devastated countless communities across the United States, but according to CNBC, some experts say it has reached its apex. Nevertheless, despite measures like prescription limits and monitoring databases - plus a general awareness about opioid use disorder (OUD), opioids remain a major health risk, particularly given the rise of synthetics.
Letter-writing campaign helped reduce opioid scripts Aug. 13, 2018
Reducing opioid prescriptions is one way to help curb the opioid epidemic in the U.S. According to Quartz, a recent experiment involving a letter-writing campaign to physicians who prescribed opioids to patients who later died of an overdose helped these doctors cut back on their prescriptions. Doctors who received the letters prescribed upwards of 13.2 percent fewer opioids.
Realize your full potential as a physician leader Aug. 10, 2018
The PAFP Leadership Institute is gearing up for its first-ever live event in concert with the Nemacolin CME Conference this November, with an array of live and online events in the following months. Develop communication skills, learn about business and technology, and become a source of knowledge and inspiration: register for one or all Leadership Institute events today!
Pa. Dept. of Health launches prescriber education initiative Featured News
The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health has just launched a prescriber education initiative called Evidence-Based Prescribing: Tools You Can Use to Fight the Opioid Epidemic. The curriculum teaches best practices for using the state's prescription drug monitoring database. All courses are free and qualify for 1 CME credit each; they're available on the TRAIN PA website.