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Annual Trends Forecast: Five Practice Opportunities for 2016

In this annual forecast, Dennis Olmstead, Senior Advisor, Health Economics and Policy, at the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), discusses five key trends/opportunities that physicians should be aware of in 2016.

In Memoriam: Pottstown Pediatrician Made House Calls Well Into His 70s Passes
Dr. John A. "Jack" Lupas was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a fixture in the Pottstown area medical community for many years. He came to Pottstown in 1964 to start his Pediatric practice which then grew into Coventry Family Practice. He treated many multi-generational families for over 40 years. He was also known to make house calls into his 70’s.

Save the Date! Zoobiquity Conference 6
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania – both the veterinary school and the medical schools – to bring Zoobiquity Conference 6 to Philadelphia on April 2. Zoobiquity is an educational conference being held to raise awareness and educate healthcare professionals (both human and animal) about the connections between animal and human health. Read more for registration details.

Your Voice Heard at PAMED Annual Meeting
You didn’t make it the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates. Here’s a quick wrap-up of HOD proceeding, reference committee reports, elections.

Latest Medical Mystery
No two days are alike in any medical practice. Each day brings new patient challenges, some fairly simple to resolve and others not so. The Philadelphia Inquirer readers want to know more about the medical mysteries that physicians encounter. MCMS Chairman Dr. Mark Lopatin recently shared in the Nov. 8 issue of The Inquirer how a patient’s sore ankle addresses a larger issue on how third party payers have increasingly become more involved in the exam rooms. If you have a medical mystery to share, contact Charlotte Sutton, Inquirer Health and Science Editor,

Haven't Received Your Mcare Refund Notice Letter? If not, take these steps
In mid-November, physicians and medical practices should have received Mcare refund notice letters with information about assessment refunds for Mcare coverage.  If you didn’t receive your notice, PAMED provides some steps you can take to resolve the issue. Read more.

Physician Advocacy Basics (CME)
Do you want non-physician legislators making critical decisions about how you treat your patients? Like it or not, they do. You can influence those decisions by becoming an effective advocate. See more.

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