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Category Archives: Legal

May Bulletin Available

  Opinion Editorial …………………………. 166 Rules Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS Editorial …………………………. 168 Lions and tigers and self-pay patients: Oh my! Charles Horton, MD Perspective ……………………. 170 Why is breast density important? Its effect on breast cancer risk and … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s New Opioid Laws and How They Impact Physicians

On November 2, 2016, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a package of new laws aimed at combating the growing heroin and opioid epidemic.  These laws have a significant impact on practicing physicians statewide, especially because some took effect immediately after they … Continue reading

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Resources for physicians – Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

Recent legislation has changed how Pennsylvania responds to child abuse. These changes significantly impact the reporting, investigation, assessment, prosecution and judicial handling of child abuse and neglect cases. PAMED is offering free training to comply with the CME requirement.  Get … Continue reading

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Attorney General Imposes Improved Protections for UPMC Jameson Merger

  Written by Michael A. Cassidy, Esq. History of Transaction The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania entered a Final Order on March 23, 2016 approving the acquisition of Jameson Hospital in New Castle, Pennsylvania by UPMC.  … Continue reading

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