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Senate Bill 25 - legislation that allows CRNPs to practice independently and eliminates the requirement that they collaborate with physicians - was recently re-introduced.
CRNPs are already beginning to contact their Senators in large numbers to support their independent practice. The physician voice needs to be heard loud and clear to protect quality patient care and patient safety in Pennsylvania.
Between now and March 20, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) encourages Pennsylvania physicians to schedule an appointment with their Senator while they are in their home districts to discuss this bill and express their opposition.
Though it's preferable for you to set up a face-to-face meeting with your Senator, you can also send them an email or call them using PAMED's online grassroots action tool. If you are sending an email, we strongly encourage you to customize the email and share your own stories, experiences, and perspective related to why SB 25 should be opposed.

More information:
Addressing misleading claims made by proponents of SB 25
FAQ on the Collaborative Agreement
Education & Training differences: CRNP vs. MD/DO
Seven reasons to oppose SB 25 and keep the team together

You Are Invited to MCMS Board Meeting March 7
Your input is needed as MCMS plans the strategy for your county medical society’s future. You are encouraged to attend the next Board of Directors’ meeting, March 7, 6 p.m.

Marty Raniowski, PAMED’s newly appointed Executive Vice President, will address how PAMED will play a role in addressing the evolving health care challenges of physicians, patients and practices. Confirm your participation with MCMS Executive Director Toyca Williams, or call (610) 878-9530.

Save the Date: MCMS Annual Membership Dinner

The MCMS Annual Membership Dinner will be Tuesday, June 6, 6 p.m., at the William Penn Inn. Come out to support your county medical society, enjoy good food, listen to great music, and fellowship with colleagues and their families.

Eight physician members will be honored for 50 years of medical service – Norman H. Amster DO, David J. Eskin MD, Lee L. Konecke MD, Michael D. Levin MD, Hanrik G. Ohanissian MD, Philip A. Rosenfeld MD, Charles. I. Wagner MD, Melvyn A. Wolf MD.

The Winter Issue of MCMS Physician is Here!
In this issue,​​ read about infant mortatily, ACA, Resolution 16-COW, value based medicine and the PA Medical Society House of Delegates. ​​​​
Scope of Pain - Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education


Join Us In Philadelphia!

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Springfield Country Club | 400 W. Sproul Road | Springfield, PA
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Community Behavioral Health | 801 Market Street - Room 1154AB | Philadelphia, PA

SCOPE of Pain is designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics. These meetings include essential clinical content on opioid prescribing as well as state-specific information, including a policy and resource panel with representatives from State and local agencies.

View complete details and register.

Save the Date: 12th Annual Tools for Success
Plans for the 12th Annual Tools for Success Practice Management Conference are underway. Mark your schedules now – May 10 – and attend the daylong conference at the Springfield Country Club that will address practice management challenges. There will be a physician and practice manager evening program, too. Keynote and breakout sessions will focus on bridging the gaps between medical care & behavioral healthcare. Suggestions for workshop topics are welcomed. More details to come.

PAMED's 2017 Award

Nominations are now being accepted for PAMED’s 2017 awards.

Nominate a deserving physician today for one of these awards:
  • Top Physicians Under 40 Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Physician Award for Voluntary Community Service.
  • PAMED is also accepting nominations from county medical societies for its Grant for Healthy Living in Ethnic Communities.
The nomination deadline is April 14.
PAMED Spring Practice Manager Meetings
Register for PAMED's member-only practice manager meetings. You'll get regulatory, legislative, and payer updates, as well as comprehensive MACRA guidance.
April 19: King of Prussia
April 25: Cranberry Township
May 2: Harrisburg (will include webcast option)
What Items on Gov. Wolf's Proposed Budget Impact Physicians?
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget proposal includes several items that impact physicians. In this video, the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s David Thompson and Katie Thiemann discuss some of the top issues.

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