UPMC-Highmark consent decrees end June 30 June 17, 2019
A Commonwealth Court judge has ruled that consent decrees guiding the business relationship between health care giants Highmark and UPMC will end June 30, meaning Highmark members will lose access to UPMC at that time. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Attorney General Josh Shapiro will continue to pursue his case, despite the judge’s opinion.
Important changes made to CME registration process June 14, 2019
Important registration changes have been released in time for the Bedford CME Conference in November. Step-by-step instructions are available by clicking here. These changes are intended to make registration easier with consolidated and specific attendee types. Don't forget to register today for our November 8-10 CME conference at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort!
NP independence bill passes Pa. Senate June 13, 2019
Despite opposition from the physician community, the Senate Wednesday passed SB 25 by a vote of 44-6. This is the third time the bill has passed the Senate; it now moves to the House. The PAFP, along with all physician associations in the Commonwealth, opposes the measure in the name of patient safety. The PAFP will keep members updated on its House movement.
AAFP FMX - right in your back yard June 12, 2019
The 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) will be held in Philadelphia, September 24-28. Don’t miss out on the AAFP’s largest annual family medicine event – right in our back yard! You and your peers will earn CME, be inspired by dynamic keynote presentations, and find patient care solutions to implement when you return to practice. Register today!
Visit the PAFP's online Keystone Physician archive June 10, 2019
Did you know the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians hosts its past issues of Keystone Physician magazine online? You can catch up on all the news you missed, plus event coverage from past PAFP events, important and relevant compliance updates, and so much more. Click here to view the online Keystone Physician archive!