CMS to begin audits of physicians and practices that have attested to meaningful use of an EHR under the Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs.
In Pennsylvania, you have the legal and ethical right to make your own decisions about the type of health care you want. As long as you are well enough, your physicians will involve you directly in making decisions about your medical treatment. However, if you are unable to make decisions about your care, others will [...]
Earlier in September PAMED participated in a press conference in Philadelphia organized by the US Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform. PAMED said that Pennsylvania’s lawsuit climate and Philadelphia’s courts need to change for the benefit and fairness to all. As a step, the legislature is encouraged to pass an Apology Rule to allow a physician to [...]
The Bureau of Laboratories is changing several of its policies concerning the regulation of laboratories under Pennsylvania’s Clinical Laboratory Act. Please review the following information carefully as these changes are likely to have a significant impact on the operation of your laboratory. All changes are effective as of the date of this letter, and are [...]
The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has proposed changes to the workers’ compensation fee schedule. Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee- Proposal for Reform – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry The Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Medical Society oppose efforts to lower that fee schedule. Additional information will be forthcoming as we coordinate our response to [...]