Are you prepared to properly prescribe opioids? Attend free CME course and learn best practices.

The need to properly prescribe opioids is a focus of media and public attention. Do you treat patients with chronic pain? Are you aware of current FDA opioid prescribing guidelines? Are you prepared to properly prescribe extended-release and long-acting opioids?

Take this free CME course to learn best practices. Decrease your risk of an adverse outcome.

The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine will present a free CME course on Extended-Release and Long- Acting (ER/LA) Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). This course qualifies as FDA REMS compliant training. The Board of Medicine strongly encourages all licensees who prescribe ER/LA Opioids to attend this course.

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August BULLETIN

ArticlesAugust 2014 Bulletin

Materia Medica – 314
The various roles of pharmacists in a
global health setting
Priscilla Ko, PharmD
Teresa Breslin, PharmD
Heather Sakely, PharmD, BCPS

Legal Summary – 319
Physician relationships with clinical
labs under the microscope – again
Beth Anne Jackson, Esq.

Legal Report – 320
Audit awareness: What you need to
know if you are using EHR
Jessica A. Ellel, Esq.

Legal Report – 323
OIG targets priority fraud issues
Michael A. Cassidy, Esq.

Financial Health – 325
Plan for a ‘safe’ retirement
Gary S. Weinstein, MD, FACS

Profile – 328
Karl E. Williams, MD, MPH:
Bringing diversity, expertise to role as
county medical examiner
Christina E. Morton
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Collection Strategies Can Help Physician-Patient Relationship, Protect Bottom Line

Collection Strategies Can Help Physician-Patient Relationship, Protect Bottom Line

By: Carol Bishop, associate director of practice economics and payer relations at the Pennsylvania Medical Society

Collecting money from patients is one of those necessary things that few physicians or their staffs are comfortable doing. But practices must have a good process in place to collect deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurances if they want to continue to offer quality health care. Continue reading

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