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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Senate Agreement to Delay Medicare Physician Cuts for 31 days….Discussions Continue on SGR Relief for all of 2011.

On November 18, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid reached agreement with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on a unanimous consent request for a 31-day reprieve from the 23 percent Medicare physician payment cut scheduled to take effect on December 1. … Continue reading

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PA – Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

from the PA Department of Health This form was developed by the Pa Department of Health’s Patient Life Sustaining Wishes Committee and was designed to be consistent with Pennsylvania law. This form was developed by the Pa Department of Health’s … Continue reading

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In the News – 11/12/2010

Health insurance options may be changing – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 11/12/2010 http://ow.ly/38JHw UPMC posts increase in operating income – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 11/12/2010 http://ow.ly/38JK4 UPMC reports $93 million profit as outpatient demand increases – Pittsburgh Tribune Review- 11/12/2010 … Continue reading

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GOP Sweeps Governor, US Senate, Congressional Delegation & PA House Contests

From Ameila Pare, MD (Bold denotes winners supported by PAMPAC) Republican candidates won two of Pennsylvania’s top seats – governor and US Senate – helping the GOP regain the majority in the US House and trim the Democrat’s majority in … Continue reading

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