11111

November 2017 Bulletin Available

November Bulletin

Click to Read Online

Opinion

Editorial …………………………. 382
Open-door policy
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Perspective ……………………. 384
Life lessons from a millennial hospice patient
Keith R. Lagnese, MD, FACP, HMDC

 

Departments

Society News …………………. 386
• ACMS board chair elected PAMED vice president
• Gateway Medical Society hosts symposium at ACMS
• 2017 ACMS Board of Directors
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• Heart Health Walk held
In Memoriam ………………….. 390
• John F. Moyer Jr., MD
Activities & Accolades …… 391

Continue reading

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share
Posted in BULLETIN, News, Physician Resources, Practice Management | Comments Off on November 2017 Bulletin Available

Possible Tax Changes on Student Loans

Click for additional information

Possible tax code revisions are about to be taken up by the House of Representatives. The draft legislation may be revised significantly before it is brought to the House floor for a vote and many factors are in play. However, the proposal currently includes tax changes that would affect student loans.

Click the link  for additional information and  an illustration of the possible impact this legislation may have on student loans.

The legislation is expected to continue to evolve, and AMA will monitor developments closely.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share
Posted in Legislation, Medical Students | Comments Off on Possible Tax Changes on Student Loans

Take a Fresh Look at Healthcare Quality in Pennsylvania

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network works with providers and stakeholders to improve the quality of healthcare for people with Medicare who live in Pennsylvania.  We offer free learning and networking opportunities, technical assistance, best practice tools and resources in the following focus areas to the following audiences.

Additional resources and information

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share
Posted in Medicare, Physician Resources, Practice Management | Comments Off on Take a Fresh Look at Healthcare Quality in Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf to Examine Overhaul of Pennsylvania’s Professional Licensing System

PA LogoGovernor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order to begin a review of the commonwealth’s professional licenses to benchmark Pennsylvania’s licensing requirements against national and regional averages. The review will ensure that professional licenses are free from unnecessary barriers to opportunity from excessive licensing requirements, fees and policies that unnecessarily block hardworking Pennsylvanians from the career of their choice, while also protecting against public harm.

 “Requiring a license to work in certain jobs helps to keep all of us safe, but those requirements should be fair relative to other states in our region and across the country,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Overly burdensome requirements and fees can block some workers – especially minorities or spouses in military families who move frequently – from starting a career and supporting their families.”

 “With this executive order, I am tasking the Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Pennsylvania Department of State. The commissioner will work with the various licensing boards and commissions to give them the tools they need to more efficiently regulate their industry.”

Continue reading

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share
Posted in Legislation | Tagged | Comments Off on Governor Wolf to Examine Overhaul of Pennsylvania’s Professional Licensing System

Allegheny County Medical Society
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323