An Open Letter to Philadelphia Physicians on the Overdose Epidemic From the Philadelphia County Medical Society

June 8, 2016 at 11:51 am | Local, Medical Society

Dear Fellow Physicians: We have presented two extensive articles in this issue of Philadelphia Medicine, on the overdose epidemic in our city. In the spirit of those articles, we are urging you to do your part to help save lives from overdoses by making yourself familiar with the naloxone protocol we are making available. Pennsylvania, […]

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, – Tuesday, June 28

May 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm | Local, Medical Society

The Philadelphia County Medical Society is hosting a reception in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of Public Health efforts headed by the late U.S.  Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, MD (1916- 2013) in the centennial year of his birth. Dr. C. Everett Koop is renowned for his work as Surgeon General in efforts with HIV/AIDS.   […]

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MACRA Update Session – Thursday, June 2

May 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Local, Medical Society

What are your options with MACRA  and the Transition to Value Based Payments? With the implementation of The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate, CMS has released the Proposed Rule on the Quality Reporting Program that replaces the current quality reporting requirements for clinicians under Part […]

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PAMED Letter to State Senators to Oppose SB 717

May 16, 2016 at 11:17 am | Local, Medical Society, State

 May 13, 2016 Dear Senator: Senate Bill 717, scheduled for consideration by the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee on Wednesday, May 18th, eliminates a longstanding requirement for certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) in Pennsylvania to collaborate with physicians. It gives CRNPs the expanded authority to diagnose, treat and prescribe to patients without restriction and […]

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