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AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX)
September 24-28, 2019  Philadelphia, PA
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Bedford CME Conference
November 8 - 10, 2019
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Register today for Bedford CME Conference Aug. 23, 2019

The final CME conference of the year is sure to be one of the best – the Bedford CME Conference is coming your way Nov. 8-10 at the beautiful Omni Bedford Springs Resort! The conference will continue PAFP's wellness and board review initiatives, including dedicated exercise and wellness breaks and walking areas during the conference. Click here to register!

Pa. Dept. of Health conducting Lyme disease survey Aug. 22, 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is conducting a survey of health care providers in Pennsylvania to better understand the scope of Lyme disease related health care visits and to gain a better understanding of current Lyme disease treatment practices. Click here to take the survey; If you have any questions, please contact Leah Lind at llind@pa.gov.

New child vaccination legislation introduced Aug. 21, 2019

State lawmakers say new legislation will promote childhood immunizations in Pennsylvania. According to WTAE, Rep. Dan Frankel says his bill would require parents who decide not to vaccinate their kids to meet with a doctor annually. Under current law, a parent needs to sign a document once for a religious or philosophical exemption from receiving childhood vaccines.

'Cadillac Tax' to be repealed? Aug. 20, 2019

One of the most unpopular parts of the Affordable Care Act may be set for a repeal. According to NPR, the 40 percent tax on the most generous employer-provided health insurance plans was controversial because employers were expected to cut benefits to avoid the tax. The House has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the tax; a Senate bill is expected to pass as well.

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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