ACTION ALERT - Tell the Pa House to support prior authorization reform!
On Sept. 20, the PA House Insurance Committee voted unanimously to move Senate Bill 225 out of committee. All State Representatives need to hear from you to move the bill on the House floor.
Health insurers’ prior authorization and step therapy processes are
burdensome to physicians and often cause delays in patient care. Senate Bill 225 would significantly improve the prior authorization process by establishing
consistent turnaround times for making decisions. Click SPEAK OUT today and urge your Representative to support S.B. 225.
PA Supreme Court rescinds rule on venue - PAFP responds
On August, 25, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned its 2003 rule requiring that medical malpractice cases be filed in the county where the alleged event occurred, setting up the potential return of venue shopping. PAFP President, Jason Woloski, MD, FAAFP, expressed the Academy's disappointment, stating in part, "We fear this decision will
increase medical liability insurance costs for many family physicians,
negatively impacting patient access to quality primary health care across the
Commonwealth.” Read Dr. Woloski's full statement
Save the Date: Dewey Beach Summer 2023!
Mark your calendars early — PAFP CME is heading to Dewey Beach in 2023! Please join us June 11-15, 2023, at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, Delaware, for our Summer CME Conference, which will offer more than 25 credits during half-day educational blocks that leave plenty of free time for sunshine and social events. Complete details about room rates and registration will be coming your way in the near future. Keep an eye on your email for more coming soon ... this program will fill fast.
Report highlights need for increased investment in Primary Care
PAFP recognizes the work of the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) in response to House Resolution 625 of 2020 that called for an examination of medical student choice in primary care within Pennsylvania’s nine medical schools. Among other recommendations, the JSGC Report calls for greater investment in and expansion of the state’s existing primary care pipeline programs, which aligns with the PAFP’s work to advance the specialty of family medicine within the Commonwealth. Read the report.