The PA PDMP system officially launches August 25!

August 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm | Local, State

      Starting Aug. 25, 2016, medical professionals registered for Pennsylvania’s new PDMP will be able to access valuable data that will help inform clinical decisions and combat the opioid and heroin epidemic. Registration for the PA PDMP system is now open — click here to get started! Registration is a straightforward process. You […]

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Time to register for the PA PDMP. This powerful tool to combat the opioid epidemic will soon be available.

August 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm | Local, State

The Philadelphia County Medical Society would like to present this message from the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. — Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Pennsylvania is in the midst of a public health epidemic. Opioid and heroin abuse has killed too many thousands of Pennsylvanians. In fact, in […]

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Important message from Novitas to Provider Enrollment Revalidation Cycle 2

August 1, 2016 at 5:13 pm | Local, National, State

Novitas Solutions, Inc, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for the fee-for-service program in Pennsylvania has an important notice. Provider Enrollment Revalidation Cycle 2 All Medicare Part A and B providers are required to recertify the accuracy of their enrollment information every five years through a process known as revalidation. The initial five-year revalidation cycle was […]

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PDPH Health Advisory: Locally-Acquired and Travel-Related Arboviral Infections: Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile and Other Arboviruses

August 1, 2016 at 4:10 pm | Local, State

Summary Points – Mosquito pools infected with WNV have been detected. – Through October, collect serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for WNV IgM testing of patients who have unexplained encephalitis, meningitis, or flaccid paralysis. – Assess travel and outdoor exposure history from these patients to determine the need for other arboviral testing.   Given the […]

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