PAFP working for members in Harrisburg Feb. 14, 2020
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is hard at work at the Capitol in Harrisburg on legislation that benefits family physicians and their patients. From PAFP members' top legislative priority, prior authorization reform, to issues like scope of practice and credentialing reform, the PAFP is working for you. Click here to view the PAFP's 2019-2020 state legislative agenda.
Flu resurges in Pennsylvania Feb. 13, 2020
Flu season isn't over in the Keystone State. According to Lancaster Online, the past two weeks have seen almost 24,000 new cases and 14 deaths from the influenza virus. The highest one-week case total this year surpasses any other in the past eight seasons except for 2017-18. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is reminding patients it's not too late for the flu shot.
Resident survey: Chance to win free CME registration Feb. 12, 2020
Residents, please take a couple of minutes to provide us with your personal insight on what interests you about PAFP CME. At the end of the short survey, you have the opportunity to win a full conference registration for one of PAFP's future events, valid through November 2021 (excluding registration to the Alaska 2021 cruise). Click here to begin the survey.
Give the gift of PAFP apparel for Valentine's Day Feb. 11, 2020
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one? This Valentine’s Day, give them brand new PAFP apparel! Even if your valentine is not a member, you can share your remaining PAFP membership reward points to save 10% on new PAFP apparel. The online storefront will close on Feb. 14. Click here for instructions or contact Lindsey Killian for more details.
PAFP president on scope of practice proposal Alert
"Senate Bill 25, which passed the Senate earlier this year, rests in the House Professional Licensure Committee. The chair of that committee, Rep. David Hickernell (R-Lancaster), has presented us with an outline of a proposal that would establish a six-year pilot project allowing CRNPs to practice independently in federally designated physician shortage areas." Click here to read more.