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Sept. 21, 2017  |  Issue 172

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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy

DPC bill moves forward in Pa.

The Pa. House of Representatives House Health Committee last week voted unanimously to move forward a direct primary care (DPC) bill, House Bill (HB) 1739, known as the Medical Services Agreement Act.  The bill is sponsored by House Health Committee Chairman Matt Baker (R-Tioga). HB 1739 will improve access to DPC by recognizing DPC provider-patient agreements, protecting them, and defining them as outside the scope of state insurance regulations. The PAFP Board of Directors supports the legislation.  


PAFP is 'falling' for you with CME discounts 

The leaves are starting to fall, and so are PAFP CME registration prices! For one weekend only, from 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 through noon on Sunday, September 24, use promo code FALLFUN to save 21 percent off your full CME registration fee. The promo code is valid on the discounted early bird rate but cannot be combined with any additional discounts. Click here to register for the Reading CME Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading on Friday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 19. Contact Janine Owen or Lindsey Killian with any registration questions.

Public Health

Doctors expect severe flu season

Doctors are expecting a worse-than-normal flu season. According to CBS Pittsburgh, other parts of the world have already experienced a severe season, which means the U.S. may too. Physicians say patients should not to wait to get the shot. As always, the CDC has the latest, greatest information about the flu vaccine.

Residents and Students

National Primary Care Week, Research Day coming

National Primary Care Week, Oct. 1-7
What are you doing at your med school to celebrate? The AAFP has a host of great resources to build conversations and events! Check it out and open eyes about family medicine and primary care.

The Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) Annual Meeting rolls into Cleveland Nov. 10-12. Student scholarship application is open - apply today! Scholarships cover everything including registration, conference meals and hotel - you just need to get yourself to Cleveland! Residency exhibitor registration is open, too.

Also, save the date: PAFP Research Day is Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Philly!

Other News

FMEC cruise traces roots of family medicine in Greece

Join the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) on an incredible 11-day cruise journey to the roots of medicine in Greece! Attendees will be travelling from Asclepius to Galen. For more information, please click here.




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